I hope you have been enjoying my Tips for Brides series. Unfortunately, very few things last forever. Although, I've had a blast sharing with you my tips and tricks to make the most out of your wedding day, I will be finishing the series up next week. If you missed any of my other tips, here are the links:
My Grandma would always cry when she was happy. I remember, as a kid, being up north visiting my grandparents. It was a 3 hour drive, so we would always stay a couple days. A lot of times we would bring little gifts or mementos we wanted to share with them. When my grandma was particularly pleased or thankful for what we had to share, she would cry. I specifically remember asking my parents why Grandmas was crying. Wasn't she happy? They told me that sometimes Grandmas cries when she is happy. I thought this was so silly. If you are happy, you should be smiling and laughing, not crying.
As I got older, I was surprised to realize that I do the same thing. The good news is, this trait seems to lose intensity with each generation - I won't cry nearly as easily as my Grandma did, but some things just get me.
When my husband and I got married, there were several moments during our wedding that I found tears of joy begging to be let free, but my sister had a great tip to combat this, because let's be honest, wouldn't you rather be smiling than crying on your wedding day? (I may or may not have lost it a moment or two).
Tip 6 - Rub the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth to keep the tears at bay. It saved both my dad and me before he walked me down the isle. A little inside joke or two doesn't hurt either.
So, if you are like me, a very "passionate" person, this tip just might save you and your makeup.