I have been feeling pretty anxious lately. Whilst I never really imagined being a bride, I am fairly certain I would have been a lot lighter, 10 years younger and taller. I probably would have also organised those post-elopement party invites by now. (Sorry to all our friends and family, we will hopefully get there eventually...)
The reality is that try as I might, I still won't look like a supermodel on our wedding day. Having said that, I will most likely look back at our wedding photos when I'm old(er) and grey(er) in many years time and think we both looked hot and crazily in love - think Brits and Justin in double denim, but longer lasting and ideally with a more timeless sense of style.
Whilst I am far from being a bridezilla, I can see how easy it is to fall into that 'wedding trap' and get fixated on the day and the appearance of it all. Don't get me wrong, I am as shallow as the rest of them. But I am also a realist - even if I lose a few kg's and get a couple of face masks, there's an insanely high chance I am still not going to look like a blonde Kaia Gerber. And I'm pretty sure future husband knows this.
Aside from the fact the wedding will only last so many hours, there's a good chance you're aiming to be with the person you're marrying for life. All those details that are focussed merely on the day, probably won't have the slightest impact on the success of your relationship. So next time you're stressing about the superficial short-term things, spend some time on the the more important, lifelong things instead. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself.