Wedding planning can be a family affair, and can sometimes create stress within the family, as well as between partners.
In the latest issue of Currents, is an article written by Susan Condon Love about the art of compromising around wedding planning. She states, and I agree whole-heartedly, that wedding planning can be a template for a couple’s future life and life with parents. According to wedding planning experts, below are the top 10 “hot buttons” that can cause arguments around weddings:
- The groom is not helping at all.
- Bridesmaids aren’t helping.
- Parents want to take over.
- Tastes clash between the bride and groom.
- Invitation lists.
- Bachelor party.
- Honeymoon plans.
- Wedding registry.
Fall and December are often the season or month couples choose to get married. If this is the case for you or your son or daughter, the tips below can be used as a guidepost!
Below are 15 planning tips that will help with the above potential hot spots:
- Take your time. Don’t rush the wedding.
- Remind yourself, there is no such thing as perfection.
- It is impossible to make everyone happy.
- Share something unique and special with the guests – make is special for them, too.
- Try not to stress.
- Remember the end goal – you will be married!
- Prioritize your to-do list.
- Create a wedding planning “team.”
- Don’t sweat the small stuff.
- Remember to enjoy the day.
- Pick a “first look” location for the wedding day in which only you and your mate meet. This will allow time to savor the emotion before the madness starts.
- Tackle one thing at a time.
- Savor every moment.
- Keep the big picture in mind.