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Dealing with Family at Weddings

Dealing with Family at Weddings

This past weekend I was the matron of honor in my best friend’s wedding. The wedding itself was wonderful, but all of the drama leading up to the wedding (and even a little afterwards) was a bit crazy. Yes, every wedding has drama, but this was just a little ridiculous. The behavior of the groom’s father and his family left my friend (the bride) incredibly stressed out by the time Friday’s rehearsal dinner rolled around.

If you are planning a wedding and have some opinionated family members involved, the tips below should help you out.

  • Get on the same page with your future spouse. Generally, potential problems between you and family (or soon-to-be-family) will begin show early in the planning stage. Don’t hesitate to tell your fiancé what is going on. After all, you are marrying your best friend, right? It’s important that you both get on the same page about the situation as soon as possible so you can both present a united front to your family regarding the decisions you’re making about the wedding. Why a united front? More than likely, these family members will try to speak with each of you separately because they think it will give them a better opportunity to win you over to their way of thinking.
  • Don’t tell them everything. One of the problems that contributed to my friend’s wedding was how much information the groom’s family was given. It wasn’t because the bride and groom were just offering up information willingly, they were put on the spot several times and asked specific questions that, frankly, didn’t have any business being asked. To prevent this from happening, set up a game plan from the very beginning with your fiancé and determine how you will respond to questions about the wedding that you don’t want to answer. Just because you are planning a wedding, doesn’t mean everyone needs to know how you’re doing everything or when everything is occurring.
  • Stand firm in your decisions. Finally, don’t be afraid to stand firm in the decisions that you and your fiancé make regarding your wedding. This is YOUR day. Your parents, grandparents and other family members have all had the chance to plan their own wedding – they don’t need to plan yours. And, for those of you with younger family member who are trying to interfere, they will have a chance to plan their own wedding – so don’t feel obligated to please them with your wedding. That’s the biggest issue many people face when planning weddings…trying to please everyone. The only two people who need to be happy with the wedding plans are the bride and groom. Therefore, stand firm in your decisions.

Newsletter #9: 2018 Wedding Dress Trends and Flower Girl Dresses

With the year just barely started, the wedding dress trends for 2018 have already been predicted by the experts interviewed on Good Morning America. If you haven’t done much research on the up-and-coming wedding dress styles, you may be a bit surprised with this year’s trendsetters.  After all, we have always had a picture in mind of what the perfect wedding dress looks like, right?

The most popular wedding dress styles this year are not your traditional wedding dress styles. You’ve been warned. Below you’ll find the new wedding dress “Do’s” for 2018 and later, we’ll discuss what this means for the flower girl dresses you choose….

Having Trouble Picking a Wedding Date?

As you know, one of the most important things newly engaged couples have to do is pick a wedding date. In fact, that’s really the first thing that has to be done because without a date, it’s practically impossible to plan a wedding! While weddings are always special days to remember, many couples want their actual wedding date to be special which can make selecting a date difficult. Below are a few ideas if you are trying to decide on a wedding date.

  • The First Date – If you can remember the exact date of your very first date together, then scheduling your wedding for that date is a great way to honor the date that brought you both together forever!
  • A Family Member’s Birthday/Anniversary – If you are very close to someone in your family, then planning a wedding for his/her birthday is a unique way to recognize how important he/she is to you. Perhaps you have a grandmother and grandfather whose relationship has been an inspiration to you (and your fiance), getting married on their anniversary is another unique way to honor these special people in your life.
  • Special “Yearly” Dates – Every year, it seems like there is an opportunity to get married on a historical date. For instance, this year it happens to be today: 11/11/11 and next year, it will be on 12/12/12…dates like these only happen once every century which is why so many couples gravitate to these days. However, you don’t have to get married on a date like this for it to be a special “yearly” date. For instance, you could get married on October 11, 2012 and it would be 10/11/12. There are many ways to play with the dates if you are looking to make your wedding date special and easy to remember!

Fun Wedding Dress Myths

At KidsFormal.com, we like to have fun especially when brides are trying to plan their big day and get everyone (including the little ones) on the same page regarding their wedding attire. Therefore, we thought we would take a break from the more serious informative blog posts and share a few fun wedding dress myths. However, don’t take these seriously as there isn’t any proof that these are true! 
 

  • Myth #1 – A Bride Shouldn’t Make Her Own Dress.  This myth states that for every stitch that a bride sews on her own wedding gown represents one tear that will be shed by her during the marriage.
  • Myth #2 – Brides Shouldn’t Put All Their Bridal Wear On Before the Wedding. Basically, this wedding dress myth states that it is very bad luck for a bride to put her entire wedding day wardrobe (dress, veil, shoes, jewelry, slip, etc.) on, all at once, before the wedding day. The myth says that if this is done, the wedding will not take place.
  • Myth #3 – Colored Wedding Gowns. This is myth is in the form of a poem and it goes like this:“If Married in Blue they said your lover is true. Married in Pink, Your fortunes will sink. Married in Green, You will not long be seen. Married in Red, You’ll wish you were dead. Married in Yellow, you are Ashamed of the fellow. Married in Brown, You’ll live out of town. Married in Grey, You’ll live far away. Married in Black, You’ll wish you were back.”

The three wedding dress myths are meant for fun and should not be taken seriously. I’m sure you know someone who as broken one (or more) of these myths and have gone on to have long and happy marriages!