Holiday craziness is HERE, and we know how that can feel with family, especially when you’re planning a wedding. Whether you just got engaged or your wedding is next year, we get it. Families love to insert their opinions about your wedding, your planning process, what you should/shouldn’t do, and more. It can feel so overwhelming. Let’s be honest, holidays are overwhelming by themselves. But, throw a wedding and opinionated family members in there and you got a whole storm.
Our biggest tip? Don’t listen to it. We know it’s hard. We know you’re seeing these family members a few times over the next few months. But, don’t listen! Don’t let the holiday craziness win. Don’t let it take over your wedding, either! If you’re struggling, we would love to set up a planning call with you where this can be one of our topics to go over.
So, how should you handle these things?
If you’re not wanting to chat about the wedding, ask if you can set up another time to discuss wedding details. Or maybe you just aren’t open to suggestions – “I totally understand your concern/that you’re trying to help. We appreciate it but we got it covered!”
You can always just say, “I just want a break from wedding planning right now, so let’s chat about it later.” And say that AS MANY TIMES as you feel that you need to.
It can be helpful to have a couple of updates that are simple.
“We have all of our vendors booked.”
“We are working on setting a date.”
“We are touring venues.”
“We are taking some time before planning.”
Having a little something can be helpful to get your family members off of your back.
I know it’s overwhelming, but you got this. I promise!