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6 Signs You’re Becoming a Bridezilla

Bridezilla vs. Bridechilla'

Bride with flower crown and bouquet

Do you feel like you’re becoming a bridezilla? As a wedding planner it is my duty to make this process as fun and relaxed as possible. This is why I gathered my 6 most noticeable signs that means my brides are becoming bridezillas. Something that should not happen!

If any of these 6 signs apply to you, not to worry, let me give you some tips on how to work on preventing them.

1. Delegate!

Making a Boutonnière
Making a Boutonnière

For some Brides it is hard to delegate tasks to family members or friends. They tend to want to do everything themselves because they think nobody will understand their vision or do it exactly the way they want it.

Solution: Delegate tasks according to people's expertise or things they do good. For example, if you're writing your own seating chart, you can pick someone on your crew that has nice penmanship. That way you will be sure you'll love how everything is written and just make sure they practice so you can see.

2. Trust!

bride getting her makeup done
bride makeup

Sometimes Brides don't trust the vendors they pick and tend to want to see everything exactly as it will look on the day of the wedding, multiple times during the process. It is ok to want to have a preview, but not every single week prior to the wedding.

Solution: Just remember every wedding is unique and if you picked that vendor it is because you loved their work and felt like they understood your vision. Try to breathe and remember that your wedding is probably not the only one they are servicing, and arranging weekly previews, meetings or tastings can be very time consuming for them.

4. Have a wedding planner!

Wedding rustic Sign
Wedding Sign

Yes, I know! Of course I will say this because I am a wedding planner. Many Brides think they can do this completely on their own. From planning every detail to thinking about having fun too. It can quickly turn a process that should be fun to a horrifying time.

Solution: The reality is that having a wedding planner who knows the wedding and event industry can save you a lot of time, money, and heartaches. They will know who is within your budget, they will make every arrangement for you, they will deal with the vendor prior and on the day of, and most importantly they will take the stress away on that day making sure you can enjoy it to the fullest.

5. Beware of Bridal Team's Expenses!

Bride and bridesmaids with bouquet
Bride and bridesmaids

Every bridesmaid and groomsmen will have a different financial situation. You can't expect them to pay for a $500 dress, or fly to Vegas for the bachelorette.

Solution: Ask them upfront how much they can spend, and if there is a dress you NEED them to have and someone can't afford it offer to pay for the difference. Another solution is to be a bit more flexible with their appearance, be open to different styles of dresses, or different colors, even be open to the option of having them do their own makeup.

6. Breathe!

Do some yoga

Stressing out about the little things can become very overwhelming. Brides forget to relax and take time to destress. We know planning can be very stressful and sometimes even annoying.

Solution: Breathe and remember why you are getting married. Remember that you love your partner and the day is not about who has an expensive dress or if the florist used green or white floral tape, but about marrying the love of your life in front of everyone you both love.

Bride and Groom

Enjoy this process, it IS possible for it to be an amazing process. Be sure to have the right team by your side and to not be scared to ask for help.


Sofía Cristina

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