Outside Influences

Thursday, 12 July 2012

In many wedding magazines, blogs and comments that I have read around the place, there are people talking about how to make other people happy in their wedding. Short and simple, the only people that need to be happy, is the couple that is getting married.

You only have one wedding day, you and your fiancé are the ones who should be kept happy. Sure add in some songs to the playlist that will keep everyone enjoying the night, though don't change your day, theme or anything else for that matter just because someone else wants it like that. No matter who it is, remind this person in a polite manner that this is your day, they have had theirs, or theirs is to come, though this is to celebrate the joining of you and your fiancé, not you and them.
This said if you have people chipping into the payment of your wedding, make sure to give them something they can have a say on, that you can come to a mutual agreement on.

Guest lists also fall under the same category, every event is held with a budget and keeping this budget in mind is essential. A great tip on creating guest lists is first to list the people who you and your fiancé cannot imagine celebrating without, from there invite the people who have been there through thick and thin. Once that number is counted, add more people from there if the budget allows.
With this method no people are left out that are close to you as a couple and the budget more likely to be kept to, with room for adding people to the list afterwards.

The last thing you want is to turn into a Bridezilla (or Groomzilla) because people are pushing you to do things their way!

Bridezilla. Source: MGJeffrey