Roll with it {Day 29}

My goal was to not be a bride-zilla. Luckily that’s about as far away from my natural personality as you can get, so I think it’s safe to say I achieved my goal. I think the key was remembering that my end goal was to be married. If at the end of the day that was accomplished, then everything was perfect. It’s not the end of the world if all the details of your wedding don’t go according to plan—in fact, I can pretty much guarantee SOMETHING will go wrong, regardless of how much planning you put into it, so don’t set yourself up for failure. Easy going brides are the happiest brides.

My helpers knew my response to pretty much any question before they even asked—“that sounds great! If you think it will be great, I think it will be great!” It wasn’t that I didn’t have an opinion {ok there were some things I really didn’t have an opinion on} or I was trying to be a people pleaser, I just trusted the expertise of the people I delegated tasks to. My sign-maker used colors other than the purple and white I gave her for the lettering and design. I’m so glad she did, because it added some accents that made the signs pop. My sister-in-law and her friend wrapped the bouquets in twine and added a big fabulous button to mine! I never would have thought of that but love love LOVED it! I let my mother and sister-in-law pick which sort of paper flowers they made {and I am so glad they used their discretion and found some real tutorials instead of modeling them after my sorry example} and the assortment was perfect. If I had tried to micro-manage everyone, I would have gotten exactly what I “wanted” but I would have missed out on all of the wonderful unexpected details that came forth from their creativity. It really is amazing how much stress can be lifted if you are willing to give up control and trust that everything will work out.


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