Are you as excited as we are for the Royal wedding tomorrow?! Wedding planning intensity soars to new heights for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they take center stage to the world this weekend. To add to the stress of the big day, it’s no secret Meghan is struggling with family feuds, even asking Prince Charles to meet her down the aisle. It’s not just royalty that are subject to family feuds; no matter our social status, we’re all at risk of a right royal bust-up. Here are 5 tips to avoid a family feud on your big day and keep your marriage at the center of everyone’s attention.
As entertaining as food fights can be, they typically are frowned upon at wedding receptions. If you know certain family members don’t get along as well as you’d wish, make sure you seat them far apart at both the wedding and reception. It works out in everyone’s favor, and most importantly, nobody’s hair or outfit will be harmed in the process.
Equally Delegate Duties
This is essential in making sure both families feel cared for and respected during the ceremony and reception. Wedding Forward gives a great example of dividing tasks between a father and step-father who don’t necessarily enjoy each other’s company. Perhaps your father could walk you down the aisle, and you share the traditional father-daughter dance with your step-father or vice versa. This type of arrangement can help diffuse the tension between the family members and avoids anyone feeling left out.
News flash, everyone has different opinions. You will have so many surrounding you not only on your wedding day but especially the days of planning. You don’t have to RSVP yes to every fight you’re invited to. If someone starts nitpicking on a detail that is entirely irrelevant, take the time-out and let them know it’s not important at that moment. After tempers cool down, then re-visit the topic.
Be Compassionate and Empathetic
In any situation, it’s good to remember to be compassionate and generous. In other words, act like an adult. Often emotions get the best of people. For example, it may be tough for a mom to see her ex-husband with his much younger wife on an already emotional day. Lean on your friends, have an open discussion with your parents, and keep the focus on where it belongs: you – the happy couple.
When push comes to shove, a problem will never have a solution until it is discussed maturely and rationally. There will most likely come a time where you need to take matters into your own hands and speak to both parties before the wedding to talk about expectations you have of everyone involved. Let them know upfront that nonsense and immature behavior will not be tolerated. Be nice, but be firm. It is YOUR day, and no one has the right to take away from the happiness you deserve to experience.
Lastly, remain calm and have FUN. This is a day you’ll want to remember for the rest of your life filled with fun beautiful memories with your closest friends and family.
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