The DIY bride

I understand craftiness and organization. I embrace a can-do spirit and I certainly admire a strong attitude and passion. But when is enough enough?

I was fortunate enough to attend a beautiful wedding recently where the bride was highly organized, very artistic and lovely in spirit. The only downfall? Not being able to enjoy being a bride! Except for 20 minutes right before the wedding ceremony, the bride was doing this and that, concerned with that project and this precise execution and trying to be in the middle of it all. She literally frazzled herself into a non-bride status.

I realize that for some it is hard to let go, but every bride needs to relish her day; sit back--relax, be pampered and utterly spoiled. Your wedding day will not come around again, so why not take advantage of the moment and drink in every delicious aspect of this being "your day!"

I appreciate the fact that you want everything to be perfect, but there comes a time when you need to let go and take whatever comes for the day. If you have hired professionals, have organized until there is no more organizing left to do and still find yourself not able to let go, then you have no one to blame but yourself when at the end of the day you are too tired and worn out to enjoy what you have "created."

"Don't sweat the small stuff"--truer words were never spoken for a wedding day.

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