The months and days leading up to my wedding day certain people kept saying to me “Abby, you need to understand that not everything is going to go perfectly the day of and you’re just going to have to be ok with that”... did I need people to tell me this? No. I obviously knew that not everything was going to go perfectly and I seriously wasn’t expecting it to. The fact that certain people kept saying that to me just made me upset and got me freaked out about things that could go wrong (when I wasn’t before). Brides do no need added stress, nor do they need people telling them things aren’t going to go their way. They need people to walk alongside them and encourage them and pray with/for them. So as we enter into bridal season, if someone close to you is getting married, please don’t say dumb stuff to them. If you don’t have anything encouraging to say, just don’t say anything ok?
And Brides, if you have people like that, get away from them haha you do not need any discouragement surrounding you leading up to your big day.
Our wedding was incredible and Caleb and I were so blessed to have so many other people who prayed with/for us and walked alongside us and helped in any way they could leading up to the wedding. The days leading up to the wedding definitely were not perfect and if you were around you know that a million things went wrong, and the day before the wedding I can honestly say was the WORST day of my life. It was disappointing and super overwhelming, but I wasn’t naive in thinking everything would be perfect, I just wanted things to go well like any other normal person.
Anyway, I’m so grateful to God that I was able to marry my best friend. Our wedding day was everything we could have hoped for and apart from the stressful planning process where I was ready to just elope many times, I’m glad we had the big wedding with all our friends and family we always wanted.💕
I don’t know why I felt the need to write all of this, but if it even helps one bride this year or encourages someone to keep their mouth closed when they have nothing encouraging to say, then I guess that’s worth it.
A Former Bride 💋xo