They are out there. We all know one. But have you handled one before? The Bridezilla…
Comparable to how Lindsay Lohan’s momager had to wrangler her during those angsty years, you too could have a best friend who gets married and becomes an absolute handful; an entertaining and endearing nightmare who you still love, mind you. So, will she be predisposed to being a bridezilla? Who knows. But there certainly are a few tips that can help you maintain your sanity without having to call up Dina for advice.
- Brides are Always Right – As tough as it might be to be a supportive friend, sister or fiancé, you have to remember you will most likely only experience this personality once. Or let’s hope. Second time around it might be appropriate to just say no.
- Be Understanding – Remember this is the bride’s special day. And to you it might not seem as overwhelmingly stressful, but to her, she lives and breathes this day. Don’t let the bride’s rants and demands ruffle your feathers. The wedding planning process does not last forever and there is a good chance she might not even remember the concerns once tomorrow arrives. Take a few deeps breathes, smile and remember you will survive!
- Be Flexible – With 800 decisions to make, it’s more likely than not the bride will change her mind and throw you a curve ball more than once. There is no way to expect the consistently change moods or ideas, all you can do is mentally prepare for the phone calls, tears and tantrums.
- Be Available – Brides (your bride?) may just need someone to listen. Be supportive, and take her mind off the wedding for an afternoon or just let her vent.
- Pick Your Battles – There will come a time you will have to put your foot down. Negotiate and find a way for all parties involved to be happy with the resolution.