Important events like weddings should be joyful and fun. Because of that very fact, there’s potential for stress to creep in as the unwelcome guest. It can all be great! It truly is possible to jettison much of the possible emotional strain, right at the outset.
How? By having a group meeting with parents and helpers over coffee or something stronger, to honestly assess expectations.
Brides and grooms have normally talked about the sort of day they’re wanting. And fair enough, especially when they are substantially lightening their wallets to plan celebrations unfolding the way they envision them.
Other people’s subconscious expectations can make events fraught. And if anyone close to the bridal couple has silly or unrealistic ideas, it’s better to know, and deal with these early.
So initial talk about the type of ceremony, the number of guests, the tone and level of formality, the speeches, and the amount of cash to splash is all good. Usually the payments involved are divvied up, and this is one bit to discuss very early, because deposits are involved in securing bookings. Why not also talk about impending planning tasks, and who is willing to do which?
The bridal attendants for the day may or may not be flush with resources. It’s an inspired approach when the bridal couple errs on the side of generosity, rather than assuming attendants will be able to afford their own ensembles.