Benefits of being a bride
Benefits of Being a Bride
The lead up to being a bride can be stressful. It’s not all glitter and smiles, however all this is about to change. Being a bride has its good points, especially when you can get away with acting like royalty. Certain types of behaviour suddenly become acceptable on your wedding day, so why not take advantage of them?
Helping hand in the bathroom
You are probably going to need a toilet assistant, so who better to delegate the task to than one of your bridesmaids. In your defence you are going to be wearing an extravagant dress which you are totally unaccustomed to. It’s certainly not revenge for that time you got ditched for a boy… or the time your lipstick was smudged all night and nobody told you…
Holding the greatest party ever known to mankind… or at least your postcode area
I think finding your prince charming after kissing all of those frogs definitely deserves a party. I can pretty much confirm that this is the only time in your life where it is acceptable to host a party to celebrate the fact that you are happy, and expect to receive gifts for this reason. To make it even better, it is also perfectly OK to ban people from wearing a specific colour and not come across as a control freak. Don’t even question if this level of self-indulgence is acceptable, of course it is.
Eating anything and everything put in front of you
If we’re going to be honest, the wedding diet ended the second you slipped into that dress this morning. For the past few months you have been a big bundle of emotions and stress so if you want to eat 24 sausage rolls you have our approval!
Leaving behind your longest friend- your handbag
Normally, you wouldn’t go anywhere without your handbag. This however, is the one day where you can swan about care free letting someone else do your carrying. I’m sure you’d be more than happy to carry your own stuff but your hands are pre-occupied with that glass of champagne and your bouquet. Besides, is Beyoncé expected to carry her own belongings? That’s what I thought.
Usually, you’re the one who moans to your friends about how disgusting it is when the couple opposite you in Nando’s are planting kisses on each other constantly, just eat your chicken! However, today is completely different. The whole day is about your love for one another therefore, I think kissing, slow dancing and hiring someone to take photos of you and your partner gazing into each other’s eyes contently qualifies.
Lots and lots of shopping trips. This is the one time in your life where you can spend a mad amount of money on a dress that you will only ever wear once. You obviously can’t do this alone, you need your friends to be there to remind you of how lovely you look. Imagine just parading around a boutique trying on lots of glam dresses. For hours. And Hours.
You get to make a list of people who you actually like
It’s also known as a “guest list”, but it’s basically a list of friends and family who are worthy enough of seeing how pretty you look and how your wedding is the best in the whole entire universe.
You can officially quit your second job as a weather lady
You can happily delete the weather forecast from your favourites on your Internet searches, no more praying for the sun to put his hat on to enhance your day. Now it is here, it was kind of a waste of an emotion worrying about the weather.