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When life throws you lemons, make lemonade … or better yet, slice them up into a hefty gin and tonic!
I’m a firm believer in a positive attitude getting you a lot further than a sour face and dire outlook, whether it’s life in general or something stressful, like a wedding or big event. Things can and do go wrong. There are very few occasions in life when everything runs one hundred percent to plan – just ask any wedding or event planner! It’s what you think and do about these occurrences that counts!
Over the last few months, I could so easily have thrown the towel in on more than a few occasions … or thrown my toys completely out of the cot. It may have felt satisfying at the time, but would it really have achieved anything? Probably not! Dealing with my daughter’s ongoing health issues, and bashing my head against many proverbial brick walls in my dealings with politicians and medical professionals, has taught me a lot about “sucking it up” in order to get a better end result for all concerned. I won’t go as far as saying that I’ve become patient – that would really be stretching the limits of everyone’s imagination! But I have come to realise that, like cheese and wine, good things take time.
When it comes to planning your big day, bear in mind that every supplier you work with is in this industry because they love what they do. They aren’t there to make your planning or your day a misery – quite the opposite! They’ll do everything in their power to ensure their product or service forms part of your perfect bigger picture … and, in most instances, that’s what you’ll get... a perfect bigger picture.
But, when and if things go slightly awry, do yourself and all those around you a huge favour – take a deep breath, count to ten, and tell yourself that everyone is human and that mistakes do happen. So long as everyone works together on a solution, the outcome is likely to be pretty damn good. But level the axe on someone and prance around like a true Bridezilla, and things are likely to get even worse!
Above all, remain calm – your love for one another and your unity as a couple are all that really count in the end!