Every bride dreams of a perfect wedding. However, the pressure and challenges of wedding planning can hinder them from achieving perfection. Here are three common problems that every bride faces before the big day and how you can deal with them:
Shopping for a dream wedding dress.
While boutiques in Provo offer many options for wedding dresses, buying a bridal gown can be overwhelming. It’s challenging to find a dress that suits your 3 B’s: budget, beauty, and booty. Brides complain about trying different dresses but unable to feel the “this is the one” feeling. You might feel extremely disappointed when you’ve finally found a lovely dress, but it isn’t your size, or it’s beyond your budget.
Save yourself from the agony and anxiety of dress shopping by having a clear idea of what you want in a dress and how much you can afford. Source some inspiration from Pinterest and pay close attention to your body type. Know the color that will accentuate or complement your skin tone.
It’s best to limit your entourage to 2-3 trusted friends or family members who have a great fashion sense. You don’t want a lot of opinions that will complicate your decision, but you want someone to remind you that puffy sleeves and ruffles are things of the past.
Accommodating picky eaters.
Some of your guests have limited and selective taste buds. You might have some vegetarians, vegans, people on special diets or with food allergies, and children who are the ultimate picky eaters. While it’s not possible to cater to everyone’s tastes, you don’t want hungry wedding guests at the reception.
Consider serving buffet-style entrées so picky eaters can find options they like. Remember that most guests with specific food requirements don’t really expect the hosts to give them special treatment. Wedding attendees with allergies and intolerances do just fine and choose foods or snacks that they can eat.
Guests who want to bring plus-ones.
Some guests might ask you if they can bring a plus-one or their kids on your special day. However, your budget and venue can’t afford extra guests for everyone. It’s best to only extend plus-ones to your guests who are married, engaged, living together, and in a serious, long-term relationship.
Include the plus-one on the wedding invitation so that your guests will know whether or not they’ll attend solo.
You shouldn’t cut people from your guest list just because you can’t let them bring their dates. If anyone complains, politely tell them that while you’d love to have everyone at your wedding, but the budget and space don’t make it possible.
Be mindful when seating couples and people without dates. Your single friends will likely feel awkward or left out when sandwiched between PDA-heavy pairs. But it’s not necessary to put a singles table. Singles should be seated with people they know or at a table with outgoing personalities who’ll make them feel welcome.
These challenges can give you headaches, but there’s no need to freak out. By keeping your motivation, you’re a step closer to your dream wedding.