How NOT to be a Bridezilla!Feb 07

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Most couples are very excited to plan their wedding; to ensure that emotions are kept in check, here are some tips for ensuring you keep your perspective on the road to planning your wedding.

You’re the boss

The people you hire to be part of your wedding day are exactly that: people you hire. Be confident in asking them any questions you may have and to do things in a different way than they may initially suggest. Couples I meet tend to treat me as though I’m the boss, and whilst that is a great honour and I’m happy to give suggestions, it is always a great pleasure to speak candidly with couples about different ideas or they vision they have! Every service provider, from caterers to stylists to photographers, should work for you and your needs. But learn to let go and trust suppliers to do their job. No one does good work when you micro-manage!

Don’t sweat the little things

If the corsages arrive in a completely different colour, no one but you will know. It just doesn’t matter.


Get one full day of rest in the week prior to your wedding. That is, a day where you have utterly no plans, appointments or jobs – otherwise, your wedding day will be the day you collapse.

Create & plan your wedding with joy

It’s the only time you and your partner will create a celebration together, for you both. Don’t treat it as a job that you have to tick off.

Don’t just ‘get through’ the ceremony. Enjoy it!

The whole morning is spent getting ready for the ceremony, and the whole afternoon and evening will be spent celebrating it – so give it the attention it deserves. A good celebrant will create a ceremony that you LOVE.

Try to keep guests to a reasonable number

Otherwise, you’ll have 2 seconds to spend talking to someone who may have gone to a lot of effort to see you on your wedding day.

Have a rehearsal

Really. It makes a huge difference. And try to keep numbers limited at rehearsal – it is not a catch-up day, but a day to make sure the ceremony is polished.

Plan DIY well

The best money you’ll ever spend is on things that mean you or your loved ones are not exhausted on the day of the wedding. DIY is great, just make sure that everyone enjoys themselves and there is not too much work for you or your guests to do.

After conducting weddings throughout Australia for over nine years – from elopements to celebrity weddings and everything in-between, this advice could apply to all couples. So, in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”


Words by Chiquita Mitchell, Civil Celebrant // Feature image by Ryder Evans

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