Six out of ten brides purposely choose certain wedding day features just to make their big day better than their friends’, a new survey from GettingPersonal.co.uk has found.
The survey of 1,000 just-married women revealed that four in ten brides become very competitive when they start to plan their wedding. One of the main reasons why women want their wedding to be perfect is because they want to show off about their big day on social media. Three in ten brides-to-be worry about how their wedding is going to look on Facebook, reports westerndailypress.co.uk.
A number of women said they would not be pleased if someone they knew copied their wedding plans, but over a third of brides steal ideas from their friends anyway. One in ten even go so far as to say that they wouldn’t forgive a friend if they chose the same wedding dress as them.
Writing for huffingtonpost.com, Reverend Laurie Sue Brockway, a wedding officiant, says to prevent becoming a bridezilla, women should allow for a bit of downtime during their wedding planning sessions. Moreover, when brides can feel themselves getting stressed, they should go for a walk or go see a film to take their mind off of things.
A spokeswoman for GettingPersonal.co.uk commented: “We all know that a woman’s wedding is supposed to be the best day of her life – so of course wanting it to be just right can really build pressure. With wedding blogs, social media and the huge furore over celebrity weddings, no wonder a bride-to-be can become overwhelmed with making everything perfect.”