Being the planner and the bride, I've really missed out on a lot of the excitement and enjoyment that goes into getting married & I recently decided that that will NOT continue to happen. Since I am a control freak, it's very hard to let go and to let people help me so I've done most things on my own or with minimal help. As an anxious bride, you over-think, analyze and self criticize EVERYTHING! You wonder about the color choices, the invitations, if anyone got left out, how much money you are going to save vs. how much you want to splurge, and everything else under the sun daily. As you can imagine, that gets really overwhelming and stressful really quick which can affect you mentally, emotionally, and physically of course as well. I finally had to realize that I needed to step away and take a break a few weeks ago.