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Most brides have at least one moment where the emotions, stress, deadlines, or seemingly unending decisions that a bride faces in the months leading up to her wedding suddenly becomes too much to handle. Whether it's a private breakdown in front of your mom or maid of honor, or a fit at the tasting with your caterer, any Bridezilla moment can be pretty embarrassing. Here are a few tips from our experts on how to recover.
No matter who was present when Bridezilla reared her ugly head, start off with a sincere apology, either in person, on the phone, or via a handwritten note (skip the email this time — trust us). Begin by letting them know that you wanted to apologize, then actually state what you did wrong. Remember, it's not about how you think the other person interpreted what you did, but about acknowledging that you did something that was inappropriate. Focus on how you aim to remedy the situation, whether it means being more open to input during your next meeting or taking them out to coffee to return your relationship to a more positive light. If you've gotten into a tough spot with a vendor, don't forget to thank them for the work they've done for you thus far, and to emphasize how much you would love to continue working with them.
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If you're mid-meeting or on a phone call, remove yourself from the situation for a moment so you can collect your thoughts. Take a deep breath, have a sip of water, and think through what caused your freak-out. Chances are there's a good solution at hand, you just need to calm down enough to find it. Then return to what you were doing, apologize for losing your temper, and clearly explain how you'd like to proceed. You might have lost your cool, but recovering it quickly will keep the situation from escalating.