Bride-to-be Blogger Kathleen: Obsessing Over Details


Details, details, details. It’s all starting to come down to details these days. Not only do I feel overwhelming pressure to make sure our reception décor is spot on, I have also started to envision decorative details for the beauty salon where we’ll get beautified that morning; the bridal suite where we’ll continue getting ready; the transportation; the bathrooms; the walkways; the after-party; and, yes, even the bridal shower and the bachelorette party.

I am also starting to tackle tasks such as where all of us girls will get our hair and make-up done; who is going to get bagels that morning and from where; iPod playlists for every time slot of the day; door signs for the bridal suites; and how many bottles of champagne I need to start collecting for the much-anticipated morning-of mimosa fest.

Does every bride start thinking about this stuff around the five-month mark? Or am I just going overboard?

I don’t know what it is, but I feel like I need these details. I feel like if I don’t have cute champagne flutes for each bridesmaid and wedding day-themed music playing at the beauty salon, I will have failed myself as a bride. I mean, this is the one and only day that I will get to plan details like this: Why shouldn’t I think of little touches here and there to make it special?

But I’m just starting to wonder—how much is too much? Should I be designating these tasks to my MOH and bridesmaids? Or would that make me just shy of Bridezilla status? I need some advice, please!



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