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Yes, it's your wedding and it's your day and you are the bride. But that doesn't give you a license to be rude or inappropriate about anything with your fiancé, family, friends or vendors. In fact, if you misbehave, that will be the most memorable and talked about part of your entire wedding. Don't embarrass yourself. You'll be sorry. To avoid getting a "Bridezilla" label and appear to be as poised and gracious a bride as possible, you shouldn't do the following things:
1. Never argue with your fiancé in front of your wedding guests.
Try not to fight during your wedding activities at all, but if you must have words, do it in a private place.
2. Don't be rude and disrespectful to your parents.
Or your fiancé's parents — especially in front of other people, including your bridal party. Your behavior paints a very ugly face on a normally pretty bride.
3. Don't give a vendor a dressing down in public, even if they deserve it.
No matter the error, you need them to fix it, right? If you yell at the DJ in front of your guests, he may pack up his stuff and leave instead of switching the music up to suit you.
4. Do not complain about the food or drinks to your guests.
You chose the caterer and the menu. If the quality is not up to your standards, go to your wedding planner or, if you don't have one, talk to the chef directly. Quietly and in private. They want you to be happy and if you're polite and don't try to humiliate them, they'll do their best to make you happy.
5. Never bash your fiancé's family to your friends and family during wedding events.
Not even snarky remarks about their choice of attire. Even if you really can't stand a new sibling-in-law, this is not the place to talk about it. There are ears everywhere and God forbid a friend of your fiancé's family overhears you. The damage to the relationship could be permanent.
Owner of Weddings in Vieques, a destination-wedding planning company off the coast of Puerto Rico, Sandy Malone has helped countless couples plan their big day since 2007.