Quickie Question: Bridal Frustration

There are times when planning a wedding can make you feel like this:

… or like this:

… or even like this:

Even some relatively placid brides who experienced a low level of interference and unwelcome meddling – like yours truly – still wind up having a moment or two in the process when we could easily commit violence.

After all, things happen. Orders get lost, deliveries go awry, invitations get misprinted, people develop bizarre objections to perfectly reasonable plans, paperwork gets hung up… and if it all happens at once, it’s easy to blow your stack.

So when those moments come, what do you do?

Me? I only had a couple of those moments. I dealt with it by slamming the door and going for a walk while muttering to myself. The urge to do physical harm was there, but even at my worst moments I knew better than to give in. After a good walk, the urge for violence had passed, and I could handle the frustration, whatever it happened to be, in a less socially unacceptable way.

What about all of you? Have you gotten to the point where pasting someone seemed like a great idea? If so, how did you manage it?

3 Responses to “Quickie Question: Bridal Frustration”

  1. Lisa in Berlin March 20, 2012 at 4:28 am #

    Yes! It was right after we arrived at the reception after the ceremony (we had gotten stuck in a traffic jam and I was so tired and hungry, but instead of letting me eat certain people peppered me with questions about mundane reception details…). I got through it by downing a glass of champagne. Ahhh…I will never forget that glorious glass of champagne.

  2. Jaf Gifts March 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Hahaha! This is so true! If something comes up or a small detail has significantly gone wrong, this is what’s expected. But then, the groom or the bridesmaids should act as the comforter and ease the tension of the bride. This is the bride’s big day, don’t let anything ruin it… Smile and relax!

  3. bed and breakfast luray March 21, 2012 at 4:35 am #

    You plan in a better way as to avoid any frustration on your most important day in life.