If you and your loved one have decided to celebrate your union by getting married, you want to do everything in your power to make the day a memorable and momentous occasion. Keeping your guests happy is a must, and appeasing difficult guests is not what you want to spend your entire day doing. In order to appease demanding guests and not lose your head at the same time, here are a few tips you can use to help make your day go as smooth as possible.
Ease the Family Dynamic
Everyone has a different family dynamic that they have to deal with during the planning of their wedding. Knowing how your family works is the best way of making sure you cater to everyones needs. Although you may feel like your wedding day is just that, YOURS, it’s important to understand that by acknowledging the needs and wants of family members, you’ll be decreasing the chances of an altercation and thereby making the experience stress free on you.
Drawing the Line
If you feel yourself caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to appeasing certain guests, it may be time to put your foot down. There are many situations when a request from you guest is totally valid, but if they are becoming too needy, don’t be afraid to draw the line. If the guest in question is friendly with any other mutual friends or family members, you can leverage that in order to point out that they are being unreasonable and perhaps get a little help.
The two biggest speed bumps you will encounter will most likely be the menu and the bridesmaid dresses when it comes to appeasing your guests. Make sure that while keeping in mind food allergies, you stick with a menu that first and foremost pleases you and your other half. Outside of being allergic to something, most guests will be happy to eat whatever you decide upon. As far as the bridesmaid dress is concerned, make sure that you take into consideration the wants of your bridal party but not let them hold a dictatorship when it comes to the final decision.
When push comes to shove, the most important thing you can do to make sure that all goes well is to meticulously plan your big day. It may seem like a daunting task, but there is no reason why planning your wedding won’t be a fun and enjoyable experience. Reach out to your friends and family for help and never be afraid to turn to the one you love. You and your partner are in it for the long haul, and planning your wedding together is just one of the many blissful experiences that you will embark upon together.