So, apparently, back in 2000 when Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt had their fairytale, Hollywood wedding -- which was rumored to cost $1 million and featured a 13 minute-long fireworks display along with 50,000 flowers -- we were all green with envy. But surprise, it supposedly wasn't all it was cracked up to be. And not just because duh, it ended in divorce. Jen's wedding planner, Kevin Lee, reveals to Grazia magazine, "Brad wanted that when she married him, and she got caught up in having a huge day. It was ultimately so stressful that she couldn't really take time to enjoy it."
As a result, he shares that she plans to make her second wedding to Justin Theroux very different ...
They won't be blowing millions on an over-the-top wedding with hundreds of people they barely know. ... It's going to be small and low-key so they feel relaxed.
Aw. Well, heh, I wish them the best of luck! Yeeeah, there's a hint of sarcasm there. See, while Kevin's making it like the extravagance, cost, and pure scope of Jen's first wedding was what made it difficult for her to enjoy the day, even the most intimate affair can cause a bride and groom serious stress.
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We all have our own ways of trying to preempt or deflect wedding day stress -- like making an effort weeks or months before to have those difficult conversations (like about the formal photos you don't want to get stuck taking with distant family members or the fact that so and so is going to have to sit at the same table as their nemesis relative), hiring a "month of" or "day of" coordinator to make sure the day flows more smoothly and everyone's on a schedule, or getting a massage a few days before the Big Day.
But when it comes down to it, it's still a wedding day. It's bound to be stressful in some regard. And I've been forewarned that are gonna be glitches, snafus, whoops moments. It ultimately boils down to just being able to laugh it off and knowing it's not necessarily the cake or the flowers or the fireworks that matter. It's what you're there to do -- marry the love of your life. And hopefully, that's something Jen truly knows and gets to truly enjoy this time around.
How did you attempt to prempt or deal with wedding day stress?
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