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Taming Your Inner Bridezilla: A Guide to Staying Calm During the Stress of Wedding Planning


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Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting times in your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. With so many details to consider and emotions running high, it’s easy to slip into “Bridezilla” territory. At Ivory & Main, we understand the unique pressures faced by brides and are here to help you navigate this journey with grace and joy. Here’s our guide to taming your inner bridezilla and enjoying every moment of your wedding planning experience.


1. Embrace Self-Love and Confidence

Tip: Focus on your strengths and the qualities that make you unique.


Planning a wedding can bring up insecurities, especially regarding body image. It’s essential to remind yourself of your beauty and worth. Embrace self-love by focusing on what makes you feel good, whether it’s wearing a favorite outfit, engaging in a hobby, or practicing self-care. Confidence is your best accessory on your wedding day.


At Ivory & Main, we celebrate every body. Our selection of plus-size bridal gowns is designed to enhance your natural beauty, ensuring you feel confident and radiant. Remember, your wedding is about celebrating your love, not fitting into a mold.


2. Prioritize and Delegate

Tip: Identify what’s most important to you and let go of the rest.


Trying to micromanage every aspect of your wedding can lead to unnecessary stress. Prioritize the elements that are most meaningful to you and delegate the rest to trusted friends, family, or professionals. Letting others help not only lightens your load but also allows those who care about you to be a part of your special day.


When it comes to your gown, focus on the joy of finding your dream dress, and let us handle the details. Our experienced consultants are here to guide you through the process, making it as smooth and enjoyable as possible.


3. Stay Organized

Tip: Use tools and systems to keep your planning on track.


Organization is key to reducing stress. Utilize planners, apps, or spreadsheets to keep track of tasks, appointments, and deadlines. Having a clear overview of what needs to be done can help you stay calm and focused.


For dress shopping, schedule your bridal appointments early and keep a timeline of fittings and alterations. We suggest shopping for your dress 12-14 months before your wedding. Our team will help you stay on track, ensuring your dress is perfect and ready on time.


4. Communicate Openly

Tip: Be clear and kind in your communication with loved ones and vendors.


Misunderstandings and unmet expectations can fuel Bridezilla moments. Communicate your needs and desires clearly and calmly. Remember that your friends, family, and vendors are there to support you. Treating them with respect and appreciation will go a long way.


At Ivory & Main, our consultants are here to listen and provide expert advice. Don’t hesitate to express your concerns or ask questions. We’re dedicated to making your dress shopping experience as stress-free as possible.


5. Take Breaks and Practice Self-Care

Tip: Make time for yourself amidst the planning chaos.


It’s easy to get consumed by wedding planning, but it’s crucial to take regular breaks to recharge. Practice self-care by indulging in activities that relax and rejuvenate you, whether it’s a spa day, a walk in nature, or simply reading a good book.


Don’t rush your wedding planning experience. When it comes to dress shopping, try your best to enjoy the process, try on different styles, and savor the moment. We’re here to provide a supportive and pressure-free environment.


6. Focus on the Bigger Picture

Tip: Remember the reason behind the celebration.


Amidst the planning and details, it’s easy to lose sight of what truly matters – your love and commitment to your partner. Focus on the joy and excitement of starting this new chapter together. Keeping this perspective can help you stay grounded and reduce stress.


Your wedding dress is a symbol of your love story. At Ivory & Main, we’re honored to be a part of this journey and are committed to helping you find a gown that reflects your unique style and personality.

Wedding planning is a journey filled with highs and lows, but with the right mindset and support, you can tame your inner bridezilla and enjoy every step. At Ivory & Main, we’re dedicated to making sure our plus-size and curvy brides feel confident, beautiful, and stress-free.


Book an appointment here or call 631-760-7082 and let’s make your wedding dress shopping experience one to remember for all the right reasons. Your dream dress and dream day awaits!


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