Keeping the Peace When Planning

When it comes to planning you special day, let’s face it, everyone will have an opinion on something at some point. Whether that person is a parent, sibling, or friend, everyone wants to contribute a piece of advice. It is important to thank everyone for their outlook, but to also stay focused on your personal vision or goal.

Friends will send you a bunch of pictures of designs and weddings they absolutely love. Reality is, that design might not be within your budget, or might not fit your overall vision. Our little piece of advice is to just simply thank them, and move on. They are just as excited as you and want to help, there is no harm in it.

When it comes to family, this may be a little more of a tender subject, especially if they are assisting you with the finances. Having your own wedding planner can 100% benefit you when it comes to family intervention. As professionals, we can keep the peace amongst decision making, and keep everyone on track. 

There are other instances when it is just you and the love of your life paying for the entire wedding. Parents may still want you to do one of the following; host an open bar, add their guest list to yours, or something else that may add to the overall cost. It is important to respectfully explain why some of their requests may not be possible without additional help.

With all of this being said, it is wise to know which battles are worth throwing in the towel. If you are set about having all white floral, but mom really wants some blush tones, maybe you can tie in a few blush flowers with your white into your centerpieces. Sometimes a fair compromise won’t kill you or “ruin” the day. It is all just in moderation and proper mediating. Contact us today to see how we can make your planning process go smoothly and stress free!