Are you trying to plan your wedding and dealing with a lot of outside opinions?
Of course, we all appreciate an outside opinion every once in a while. Sometimes it’s even refreshing to step outside of the details and just listen to what someone else thinks. However this is a very fine line that too many people experience. You may have heard people say something along the lines of:
- “We are paying for the wedding, don’t we get to have an opinion?”
- “That isn’t very traditional, don’t you want a traditional wedding?”
- “Are you sure you want to do that? I’m not sure what Aunt Judy is going to think about that.”
Family and friends mean well, but hearing too many conflicting opinions means one thing for the couple… STRESS!
How to approach these difficult conversations can vary from family to family, but there may be one thing you can do to make things easier for you and your partner.
NEVER DISCUSS A NEW TOPIC IN FRONT OF A GROUP. Discuss difficult topics as a couple first!
This way, you may face outside opinions, but you and your partner have already had the time to discuss and understand the other person’s perspective before getting bombarded with lots of other noise. It’s not a perfect science and there will most likely be bumps along the way. But going in prepared to have those conversations makes a big difference for you and your partner.
The special day is about the two of you, so prioritizing each other is the best place to start.