Don't Call Me Bridezilla

 Monica Linda Photography

Monica Linda Photography

Bridezilla Events. Yep, that's my name. I’m sure you had to do a double take when you first saw my business name. I know, I know. Why would I name myself something so…..negative? Well, it depends on how you look at it. For one, I have noticed that this name is an attention grabber…it makes you stop and think about it for a minute which is exactly what I want from you. Two, there is so much more to it than the actual meaning of Bridezilla.

Since I am a recent newlywed, it was not long ago that I was in your shoes (if you’re engaged) and the biggest concern I had was to NOT….I repeat NOT show any characteristics of a Bridezilla. I know I have a Type-A personality, I tend to be a perfectionist, and I like things done my way. However, with this in mind, I knew that my goal was to stay as cool, calm, and collected as possible at all times so this name was not associated with me.

I distinctly remember a time during the planning where my mom told me I was starting to act like a Bridezilla and I immediately froze with that thought. Everything I said I wouldn’t be, I was starting to act like. And I’m sure you’ve been there or felt pressure at some point in time. That’s when I needed to reflect on what was most important which was the foundation I was building with my fiancé. Believe me, if I could go back and redo some of my wedding day details I would because there are a plethora of gorgeous details out there! But, I also realized that this process was supposed to be enjoyable and fun for my husband and me.

Fast forward to a short 8 months ago, I realized that experience was going to be the key to my business. The term Bridezilla, although striking, is also enlightening to realize that you can embrace the name for the right reasons (at least with my company lol). Instead of stressing and trying to do everything on your own or with the input of others, you can take a back seat and focus on the fun parts and the relationship between you and your fiancé. Every couple is required to do some work, but it shouldn’t make you want to pull your hair out.

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I think it’s time to embrace the double-edged sword of the word itself and take it for what it is, I mean I have and I accept it fully. When it comes to my couples, I want them to know that there is full transparency and communication with our working relationship. I've got your back and will be there to support and educate you when needed. With all the couples I have worked with, I have been blessed with non-Bridezilla couples and absolutely adore them! My couples have become my friends and truly value the assistance and attention I provided to them during the process and on the wedding day. They have been able to feel a sense of ease and complete enjoyment on their wedding day because they have nothing to stress about. They are the ultimate guest at their wedding. What more could you want?

 

Vintage Chair: Provenance Rentals // Photography: Monica Linda Photography