How to Manage Pre-Wedding Family Drama
A wedding is a special celebration of two people sharing their love with the world and coming together as one. It can be a time of fun and merriment and a time to look forward to many years of wedded bliss. Planning that wedding, however, can be a real nightmare when everyone is chiming in with their opinion and when some people don’t get along with other people. If you can relate, keep reading to learn some ways you can manage pre-wedding family drama.
Map Out Your Needs First
Before opening yourselves up to family suggestions and requests, be sure you and your fiancé sit down to discuss what is most important to you both. What will help you maintain a level of authenticity and have a wedding that truly reflects your values and love for one another? After all this day is about the two of you and celebrating your love. Only when you have your needs and vision firmly in your mind should you open the floor to others ideas.
Be Open But Firm
Your family members and friends love you and their input is to help ensure that your day is perfect. Meet these pieces of advice and opinions with an open mind, remaining flexible and collaborative while staying true to yourselves as a couple.
Do NOT feel the need to try and accommodate everyone else’s needs and vision. At the end of the day, this is YOUR big day!
Make Self-Care a Priority
Planning a wedding can be so fun and exciting but also very stressful. Be sure to take care of yourself during this planning phase. That means eating right and not giving into the junk food that’s calling, getting enough sleep and making time for exercise and relaxing. When you feel good you are able to deal with family drama in a calm manner.
Weddings should be fun!! So should planning them. Be sure to have your vision in mind, remain flexible, and make your mental and physical health a priority!
Make Your Relationship a Priority
During all the excitement of an engagement, parties and the wedding your relationship and connection can go by the wayside. Be sure to prioritize your partner and your relationship. Premarital counseling can help you stay connected during this exciting time and to plan for a successful future together.
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