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Going with the Flow as a Detail-Oriented Bride

We hear all about how wonderful wedding planning is but for some of us, it can be overwhelming and very difficult!
It’s especially hard if you are an extremely detail-oriented, and sometimes headstrong, person. If this sounds like you, take a deep breath and know, life is unpredictable, and things do not always go the way you want them to.

Remember, people, weather, and circumstances are things you cannot control.
It is important to be aware that there are going to be small wedding mishaps. Someone is going to have a bad hair day, a groomsman may not have practiced his tie-tying skills, and acne may come through overnight. For a perfectionist, these things may cause some anxiety, but in truth, life happens, and the first step is to accept that things like this will take place.

Generally, people are great at taking care of these situations without alerting the bride, so you probably will not hear about them until after the wedding.
There will be a bridesmaid who remembered to bring dry shampoo and extra bobby pins just for the purpose of a bad hair day!
Tie emergencies are easily resolved by someone who is an expert or is great at navigating YouTube.
Acne can be covered by that friend who just loves doing makeup!

Your bridal party is full of people with random skills you may not have even known about, or maybe some have the gift of being a calming presence. It is really important to let those around you know that you are a detailed planner and may have concerns about these things. Give permission in advance for them to handle things if a crisis occurs. Communication ahead of time is key.

Even the best planned events will have a few small hiccups, but remember it is often out of your control! More importantly, chances are there is an easy fix.
It can be difficult to keep all of this in mind in the moment, but when the day is over and done with, you won’t remember the hair emergency. You’ll remember the excitement of getting married to your best friend and the joy of being around your friends and family celebrating!