Well armed is well prepared… avoid bridezilla and keep your bride-zen cool: steer clear of today’s most common bridal worries by reading on…
As stressful occasions throughout a lifetime go, your wedding day is up there on a peak all of its own. On no other occasion since have I so comprehensively lost my cool. Perspective is always the first to go: suddenly you’re a crumpled heap on the floor because the venue’s ceiling lights aren’t the right type of ‘yellow’. And nothing will test your inter-personal skills or your patience quite like the build-up to this day. Let’s just say that in my household, we used to have a very lovely glass vase engagement present… until Ben let it be known that choosing the bridesmaids’ dresses meant he was losing the will to live. Ladies, don’t let this be you! Keep hold of all expensive crockery! After collecting responses from over 2,000 blushing brides, hitched.co.uk reveal the UK’s most popular bridal worries…
The top 10 biggest bridal worries according to the new hitched.co.uk research:
1. The way they’ll look in photos (69%)
2. Their weight (59%)
3. The weather (57%)
4. Saving enough for the day (53%)
5. Their hair and make-up (50%)
6. Blowing their budget / Being centre of attention (45%)
7. Paying for deposits / Walking down the aisle (39%)
8. Feeling stressed / Their guests having fun (38%)
9. Upsetting uninvited friends (37%)
10. Their bridesmaids being comfortable in their dresses (36%)
Social media plays a central role in most of our lives and is now making a huge impact on the modern day wedding. The survey findings suggest that social media is fuelling anxiety and worries for the modern day bride with more than one in 10 brides (16%) admitting they wouldn’t want a guest to upload a photo before they did.
Scottish brides are the biggest social media stressers as almost three-quarters of brides admit to worrying about social media. In comparison, one in three North Eastern Brides and just over one in 10 (14%) in London, the South West and South East worry about social media.
Shockingly, brides in the UK are more worried about their tans than being left at the altar. More than one in 10 (13%) of brides worry about their glow ahead of the big day, in comparison to only 5% who think there is a chance of being left at the altar. Unsurprisingly, this trend is more apparent in younger brides who were born after the ’90s (16.8%) than older brides born in the ’60s (3.9%).
Don’t let this be you! Get your tan sorted well ahead of time (or do you need one? Really?!), and try to keep your cool… this is supposed to be fun! Our thanks to hitched.co.uk for this research.