11 Emotional Stages of Planning a Wedding

From the moment you get engaged you climb on to the emotional roller-coaster that is wedding planning. You’ll experience some amazing highs and hopefully only a few lows but if you’re feeling emotional then you’re not alone! Take a look at the 11 stages every bride or groom goes through:

 

#1: Excitement!

This is it! You’ve proposed or said yes and now its the beginning of something special *cough* and something crazy *cough*

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#2: Bewilderment

As the bliss of being newly engaged wears off, the reality of being married sets in. What are all these formalities? Who are all these relatives? Is that your masi or chachi? Is this my side of the family or yours?

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#3: Inspired

Time to get the wedding planning started! Let’s get those Pinterest boards organised, the Instagram pins saved and the google searches going

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#4: Stress

Constant questions, too many ideas, not enough time, finding a wedding planner… How does anyone do this in one lifetime?

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#5: Determination

2 words: Boss mode

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#6: Overconfidence

Budget issues, venue issues, date issues, mohrat issues, work/diet-out-for-that-body issues… You think you can do everything yourself but let’s be real, honey – you’re only human!

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#7: Frustration

By this point you’re about to erupt into a little volcano with nothing going your way.

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#8: Panic

You haven’t lost any weight, you can’t pick between a saree and a lehenga, what if you look like a decorated elephant on the final day or, even worse, a stale potato! On top of that you invited the wrong cousin masi’s sister-in-law and now you’ve to figure out where to find a pandit?

#SOMEBODYHELPME

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#9: Exhaustion

That moment when you’re so tired of getting nothing accomplished that you just want to take a nap

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#10: Indifference

You’re so close to the wedding day but at this point you’ve realised you will never win against your dadi’s sister’s bhabhi’s neighbour’s daughter’s idea of an ideal wedding. So why not just follow your heart and do what you REALLY want to?

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#12: Pure joy

On the final big day, the flowers were the wrong pink, the pandit ate worth 3 people, your M-I-L wore that shiny disco saree you told her not to and your wedding ran 2 hours late against the “proposed mohrat”. Wasn’t exactly as planned but you know what? It was totally worth it!

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#BESTDAYEVER!

 

So which stage are you on?

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