10 Things You Must Do if You’re a Runaway Bride

Dear Bride: It’s OK not to be OK

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We can’t deny that change is a core ingredient of our existence as humans. Everything changes, places, people, memories, ideas and also feelings. You're getting married and you're planning for your wedding, which is a huge change. You just need to believe that it’s your right to change and feel different about things, even if it’s about your own wedding. 

While planning out your wedding, getting yourself ready as the bride, having a full-time job, and some never-ending conversations with your partner, friends, and family, you can get bored, you may feel exhausted and you can even feel burnt-out and uninterested. 

Here are some tips for you to keep you on track and help you get interested again. 

1- Take a break:

It’s ok to not be ok for a week or two and actually take a few days off. You can always just jump back again and pick up things from where you left them. 

2- Remember who you were before all of this:

We all have our interests and guilty pleasures, but what makes you happy? Traveling? Reading? Going to the Movies? Dancing? Working-out? Then, get back immediately to doing whatever it is that makes you feel better about yourself. We all need getaways. 

Hers Studios gym

3- You need some quality time with yourself: 

This is the time where you are left to enjoy yourself without anyone nagging you or telling you what you should or shouldn’t do and it’s essential. Take all the time you need before getting all tangled up in the wedding planning process.  

4- Write it down: 

Just get a piece of paper and start writing down whatever pops up in your head. Write without thinking, go freestyle! Once you let everything out, prepare for the enticing feeling of extreme relief. 

Photo by Remon ElMarkiz

5- Visit your nearest Gym:

Even if you’re not used to it, just try out a Yoga class. Zumba and belly dancing are tons of fun, too! After that, sleep on it, wake up the next morning and forget it ever happened if you totally hated it. 

Pole Fit Egypt center for Aerial Arts

6- Ask for help:

You will always find someone around who is full of enthusiasm or has a really good story to tell about their cousin’s wedding, for instance. You might have a friend who takes and saves beautiful wedding pictures and is willing to send them all to you whenever you need. You’re the bride, use that privilege.

7- Try on your wedding dress:

As simple as it may sound, but just get up and try on your wedding dress. You will definitely feel much better. Say YES to the dress.

Photo by Daniel Salib

8- Other cultures may help:

Check out other cultures’ wedding rituals and get lost in how different, joyful and colorful they are. They are not perfect, but they are beautiful in their own way.

Take a look at "30 Photographs: Same Love, Different Cultures".

9- Watch some videos:

Watch some wedding videos online. This will at least draw a smile on your face and help you remember why you’re choosing to get married in the first place. 

10- Don’t forget that:

Your partner might be less interested than you are from the very beginning or may not be as detail-oriented as you are, yet… he/she most definitely loves you enough to try for you. Share your bridal tasks with them and get them involved. Your love is a partnership, not a one-way street. 

 

Edited by Nour Nasreldin

We can’t deny that change is a core ingredient of our existence as humans. Everything changes, places, people, memories, ideas and also feelings. You're getting married and you're planning for your wedding, which is a huge change. You just need to believe that it’s your right to change and feel different about things, even if it’s about your own wedding. 

While planning out your wedding, getting yourself ready as the bride, having a full-time job, and some never-ending conversations with your partner, friends, and family, you can get bored, you may feel exhausted and you can even feel burnt-out and uninterested. 

Here are some tips for you to keep you on track and help you get interested again. 

1- Take a break:

It’s ok to not be ok for a week or two and actually take a few days off. You can always just jump back again and pick up things from where you left them. 

2- Remember who you were before all of this:

We all have our interests and guilty pleasures, but what makes you happy? Traveling? Reading? Going to the Movies? Dancing? Working-out? Then, get back immediately to doing whatever it is that makes you feel better about yourself. We all need getaways. 

Hers Studios gym

3- You need some quality time with yourself: 

This is the time where you are left to enjoy yourself without anyone nagging you or telling you what you should or shouldn’t do and it’s essential. Take all the time you need before getting all tangled up in the wedding planning process.  

4- Write it down: 

Just get a piece of paper and start writing down whatever pops up in your head. Write without thinking, go freestyle! Once you let everything out, prepare for the enticing feeling of extreme relief.