Written By: Katrina Tie
He bought the ring. He popped the question. Yes! Champagne glasses clinked in celebration. Now months have gone by, and the details of the wedding have been planned down to every last napkin ring holder. This is the dream of every little girl. Ken and Barbie are tying the knot. The big day is here, and it should be magical.
First, own it now. Something will go wrong. Some mistake will happen. However, it will make the day even more magical. The mistake will not be a disaster. It will be looked back on in years to come as the last test before entering into the holy union of marriage with that significant someone.
Wake up excited and ready for the first day of a new life. Stare at the ring again; look at the way the diamond sparkles in the sunshine, and smile fondly. Remember the shared love. He’s the one. This is the day.
Go out and give mom a kiss on the cheek. Call the maid of honor and let her know it’s time to begin. Hair and makeup are first. The dress comes last (even though it is the most exciting part) to keep it clean. Go to the salon appointment that has been set up for the last month. Meet the bridesmaids and maid of honor there. Discuss boys and remember the silly weddings hosted during childhood. Think of the wrong boys and feel blessed to have the right one.
Whatever happens at hair and makeup, do not under any circumstance turn into Bridezilla. No one wants to see that, and the memories of this day shouldn’t include that. Once hair and makeup are complete, it’s time to head to the wedding venue.
Hug mom and dad upon arrival. This is difficult for them. They are saying goodbye to their baby girl and embracing her as a woman. Don’t be surprised if they are sad and may cry a little.
Now, go sit in the designated room. It’s difficult not to run about the building shouting orders to absolutely everyone seen, but, again, no one wants to see Bridezilla. The maid of honor will attend to any and all emergencies. That’s what she is there for.
It’s time to put on the dress, but go to the bathroom first. This will be difficult later in the day with the dress on, so go ahead and get it out of the way. With the dress on, stand in front of the mirror and believe that the reflection shows the most beautiful bride that has ever walked the face of this earth. She is gorgeous, and today is her day! Feel the magic that has begun and cherish these moments. They are unique and will never be experienced again. Never again can the mirror show this beautiful unjaded bride that believes in true love.
The music is beginning and the bridal march is playing. Walking past friends and relatives, don’t worry about the future. Today is the day. It’s magical.