Move over, bridezilla! There’s a new species in town — bridechilla! Determined to defy wedding world stereotypes, bridechilla remains calm, cool and collected throughout her wedding planning journey. She rolls her eyes at seating charts and is focused on what matters most: her sanity and her relationships… because, honestly, all she really wants is a big party and a good time at the end of the day.
Want to be like her? Here are a few stress-busting strategies to remain as a cool as a cucumber in the months leading up to your big day:
Keep Dating Each Other
It’s easy to forget about what matters most in the midst of wedding planning mayhem: the two of you! If you’re too busy being a bridezilla over budget and guest list, you’re not focusing on nurturing and growing your bond. Show your soon-to-be how totally bridechilla you can be by treating him to a relaxing date night. Grab a picnic basket, wine and cheese and watch the sunset at your local beach or book a romantic couples massage at your favorite spa. Better yet, stay in and practice your masseuse skills on one another. *Wink!*
Give Meditation & Yoga a Go
Bridezilla has a million and one thoughts racing through her mind. So, naturally, it’s easy to irritate her because she’s having a difficult time breathing and being still and present in her hectic world of hydrangea flower tablescapes and custom monogrammed napkins. A proven way to channel your inner zen vibes is through meditation and yoga practice. Bridechillas even have trendy mobile apps like Calm ready at the tip of their fingers!
We unfortunately live in a world that makes us feel lazy or self-indulgent if we want to take some time to unwind and do absolutely nothing but focus on me, myself and I. Well, bridechillas raise their middle finger to this nonsense societal shaming and deliberately practice self-care to reduce wedding planning stress. They make time to pamper themselves with bubble baths, pedicures, aromatherapy and plenty of shut-eye… because, after all, happy wife — happy life!
Eat Well & Stay Hydrated
There’s nothing that can cause bridezilla’s ugly head to rear than feeling hangry: hungry/angry. Unlike bridezilla, today’s bridechilla isn’t counting the calories because, hey, a girl’s gotta eat! She’s all about healthy eating and not at all obsessed with dropping unrealistic pounds because she knows she’ll slay the aisle on her special day, regardless. While bridezillas busy downing cups of caffeine, you’ll find bridechilla staying hydrated with plenty of H20 during the day, and at night, a glass of red wine or cup of calming camomile tea.