If you have ever heard your bride say “Maybe we should just
elope” she might be coming down with a case of the wedding planning blues.
That is the time where all the prep work for
the happiest day of her life feels less like a dream and more like a nightmare.
Instead of feeling like she is walking on air
she may feel more like the weight of the world is on her shoulders.
She may be overwhelmed dealing with who can
sit where, unsolicited advice, post deadline RSVPs and everything else that
will inevitably pop up.
What is a
to do when her bride is about to scrap months, maybe even a year or
so of planning and run off with her dream guy?
Give her a day off.
Even the most exciting of events can cause anxiety when you
are knee deep in planning.
from the situation can be a great way to not only unwind, but also regain that
original excitement. Here are a few things you and some of the other
can do to get your bride back to a happy place.
The quickest and easiest thing to do is to go
to have lunch or dinner together.
long as everyone is laughing and talking it doesn’t matter if the gathering is
at a five star restaurant, a mom and pop diner, or your kitchen table. What is
important is that everyone is laughing and having a good time.
If you can, get your bride to unplug from
Tell her fiancée, parents or
anyone else who would contact her in case of emergency to call you if they need
her because you will be taking her phone.
Even if it’s just for a few hours, the break from texts, phone calls,
social media messages and the like can bring her stress levels down
A spa day is another way to get your bride to relax.
Who cares if there is a spa day scheduled the
weekend of the wedding?
Is there such a
thing as too much spa time?
Just like with the lunch or dinner, cut off
communication with the outside world.
The only ringing she needs to hear is that of some peaceful chimes
during her massage.
If neither of these works for you and your bride you can
always go out for drinks.
A couple of
Cosmos and good conversation can do a girl a world of good.
If your bride is still too wound up you can
play a grown up version of Taboo.
list of wedding related words-wedding, mother-in-law, gown, etc. - and whenever
someone says one of those words has to take a shot.
This doesn’t have to be a ladies only
You can always have the groom and
the rest of the wedding party join in on the fun.
Some quality co-ed fun may be just what everyone
needs to get rid of the wedding planning blues.