Top 10 Weirdest Things about being a Bride-to-Be

8 Aug[1]Not that weird means bad. These things to me are just weird…

#10 – Not having all the answers.  That moment when someone asks you “So what’s your date?” And you have no clue – been there! Or how about that time when someone asks you your budget? First off – that’s nosey (unless they are contributing – in which case, tell it all!) And secondly, sometimes you are just not there yet. In any event you might not have all the answers and that is okay. Just say it. Change the subject and move on.

#9 – Learning how to play your cards.  If you’ve ever played spades, you know you can’t show all your cards. That means hold your expressions to yourself and reveal nothing. Simple right? NO……Not when you live in the digital age. Sometimes there are things I want to shout from the rooftop – but I withhold. It’s important to leave something to the imagination and for wedding day!

#8 – Expecting a bunch of RSVPs and getting nada. Will I ruffle some feathers? I don’t know. It’s my blog – so here we goooooooooo. If you just got engaged, are planning your wedding and haven’t sent out invites yet, or thinking about it – you will quickly learn that people are not the best communicators. It’s just true! More than likely you will get about 35% (if that) of RSVPs back in the mail. Now, via phone/text/facebook message, maybe more-so. For that reason, I say – don’t go wasting your bridal budget dollars on extra postage for response cards. It’s a waste. I don’t mind a polite ‘I regret,” just tell me something – sheez….

#7 – Having to cut Pinterest down to a minimum.  A friend of mine told me that I should pry myself away from my Pinterest boards during planning. Did I listen? Nope. I affectionately labeled my wedding board “Something Blue,” and went haywire! She was right though, there are wayyyyyyyy to many options and make it more difficult to make a decision without going back and forth.

#6 – Front and center – welcome the star of the show. Okay, again – weird does not necessarily mean bad. It’s just weird. Being a bride-to-be means that you best be ready to be “on” at all time my love. Bridal showers, bridal parties, question and answer sessions, etc. The show is on! And it’s all about you. That could be a good thing right? Yeah – true for some

#5 – That damn diet. Just live. Seriously – the weird part about being a bride-to-be is when you set this not-so-practical diet plan and can’t seem to stick to it. Be fit and workout to be healthy, it’s the best way.

#4 – I got this, I got this! No you don’t. Weird moment number four – realizing you need help. Took me a while. I figured – I can do this, and that when it came to the planning process. When actually I needed help – in my boo, my friends and my family. Thank God for them not letting up on my crazy butt!

#3 – Other people: the other bride. Okay – here we goooooooooo. Do not and I repeat  – do not compete with another bride-to-be. There is no competition. And no time will two people ever have the same vision for their special day – especially two women. So don’t keep up with another bride and her date and her dress and her menu choices. Have yours and move on. That part can get weird too, cause you want to know or maybe you need a few ideas. Just don’t get caught up.

#2 – So, are you from Jamaica? Why Jamaica? Why so far? Whewww! Now this is not only weird for me. It’s aggravating. I chose to have a destination wedding and not everybody gets it. I get it: it’s far, everyone can’t come. But hey – I’m weird! My wedding. My choice. So there…..seriously – it took a while to get that confidence in my choice. But once I did – there was no stopping me and those that love me/us jumped right on board. Stick to your guns ladies….

#1 – Forgetting what’s really important: your groom-to-be. I’m a lucky lady and happy to have a groom-to-be who has been a part of the planning process from day one! Don’t let the weird bug hit you by forgetting about him too

Just know that some things are just weird – and that’s okay!

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