How To Plan A Wedding With Pushy Friends and Domineering Relatives

How To Plan A Wedding With Pushy Friends and Domineering Relatives

Your wedding day should be one of the happiest days of your life.

It may also be one the happiest days for your friends and family. If they are strong-willed, vocal individuals, your perfect wedding can easily become a perfect nightmare. Luckily, you can keep your own wedding plans without being crushed under the pressure of pushy friends and family.

The first thing you must remember is that your wedding is your special day.

That is why you and your future spouse should begin planning the event as soon as possible. Decide on the most important aspects first, as these are the items that will not be changed or altered like the theme and venue. Also, decide on some aspects that you do not mind having your family and friends’ input on.

After you make your plans, discuss them with your inner circle.

If you are dealing with domineering parents, pushy friends, or both, then they might get upset with your plans and want to do things their way. Keep in mind that this is a special event for them, too. Regardless, they must understand that this is your wedding.

Be honest, but firm with them, and set boundaries. Be nice, and make it clear that certain items will not change, which they must respect.

Lastly, discuss the parts of your original wedding plans left for your family and friend’s input.

These should be items you do not mind compromising on like the invitations, floral arrangements, and similar items.

Take the time to listen to their ideas and suggestions, and discuss what can and cannot be done with them. Since these people are your friends, family, and future family, you should try keeping the peace and quelling any unrest as quickly as possible.

When it comes down to it, they usually just want to be involved.

Dealing with forceful loved ones can make wedding planning much more stressful than usual. With careful planning, you will have what you need for dealing with domineering relatives, and pushy friends, all the while keeping your wedding vision, and having a successful and memorable wedding.

Gena Boone, owner of Gena B’s Events, is an expert in planning exquisite and classy events. Her attention to details and planning provides her clients with the ability to reduce stress associated with planning so they can thoroughly enjoy their event.

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