72% of Australian weddings have taken the church out of their wedding, but are you worried that you’re breaking any of the seven deadly sins on your wedding day? There’s one down the list I think you’ll be ok with hehe.

Pride

DIY is so much fun, and it can be a great way to save a few dollars if you’re rich in time. But if you are time poor (hand up!) or you just want it done well, please don’t be prideful, ask someone to help! I can recommend a few friends here!

Pride is excessive belief in one’s own abilities, the sin that all others emerge from.

Envy

Envy is the desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situation. Your wedding is YOUR WEDDING, not someone else’s.

So don’t bother yourself with what colour dress she wore, or what she Pinterested, or where they got married. Yoru marriage is a once in a lifetime occurrence, that is crying out for a once in a lifetime celebration!

Gluttony

Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires. At your wedding, don’t invite more friends or family than one requires. Don’t order more beer or wine than your group requires. Don’t blow cash unnecessarily. A wedding is but one day, a marriage is for life.

Now that isn’t to say you shouldn’t hire quality vendors and purchase quality things. But just don’t let yourself get to that gluttony point of ugh! I went to a wedding once where the bride and groom felt the need to invite all of us from the wide and disconnected friend group. They could have not invited us, we’d all be still cool, and they’d be $20k richer.

Lust

Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body. This one’s probably ok for your wedding, go crazy!

Anger

Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath. And wrathful brides, in the industry they’re known as bridezillas, exist purely because of one thing: communication, well, lack of it.

Bridezillas only exist because they expected, or wanted, something and didn’t communicate it. And possibly because their wedding vendors didn’t communicate as well. So communicate all the things!

Greed

Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain. I know we expect our guests to know how much we paid for them to come to the wedding, but so many don’t realise, or they forget, or they’re just human. So their $50 Bunnings gift card seems really awesome to them. Don’t hate them, but maybe only invite people that you value, and that value you, so you know that the mea-ticket and the gift will be more closely aligned.

Sloth

Slothfulness is the avoidance of physical work. Everyone talks about marriage being hard work but the hard part isn’t the heavy lifting, it’s the addressing issues, communicating your desires, and finding room for each other in your lives. So on your wedding day you can be as lazy as you want, but from day one in your marriage, always be hard at work communicating, talking and being awesome!