Keeping the Peace: Handling Family Drama at Your Wedding

Weddings are a time for celebration.  Family and friends from all sides will gather to pay their respects to the happy couple.  However, those who love you most may not share the same endearment towards one another.  Here’s what to do if you expect family drama on your wedding day.   

Separate

If you are arranging a seating chart, pay special attention to place conflicting family members on opposite ends of the reception hall.  It is not your responsibility to babysit drama on your wedding day, and a little pre-planning may go a long way to keep the peace.  Here you can find more tips for creating a seating chart.

 
Stay Neutral

It’s important, regardless of who’s side you’re on, to stay neutral through your wedding day. Protect yourself from getting wrapped up in drama that will crush your excitement.  There are plenty of last minute details that require your focus instead.  Staying neutral, and making your intentions clear, should prevent anyone from pulling you in the middle of a family war. This is not the time to be forced to take sides.  

Request Peace

If necessary, make it clear from the beginning that you wish your wedding to be a time full of happiness and joy.  It is okay to ask all parties to put personal matters aside and fully focus on the celebration.  With a bit of luck, making your wishes known in advance will give family rivals time to set aside their resentment and attend with a diplomatic heart. 

Happy weddings are peaceful weddings. Keep a close friend handy to help alleviate tension if it arises.  With a light heart and fun celebration, your wedding may even be the event that brings family together instead!

Hottest 2018 Summer Wedding Trends

This summer is all about going “natural.” Here are a few 2018 trends to help you with your dress selection, cake choice, and reception décor.  Let’s give your guest a taste of the summer season!   

Casual Dresses

While this summer welcomes a flowing and natural look, adding an oversized bow is also a hit. Many weddings this season are held on the beach, mountains, or other tranquil outdoor setting. Keeping a smooth and casual look is the perfect way to tie in nature with romance. 

Summer Dress

Colorful Cake

This summer, details and selection are what stands out at your dessert table.  Giving your cake a facelift with beautiful tiered décor, unique shapes, and add-on elements are sure to he a hit.  Be creative with your color and design to allow the sweets to become a focal point at your reception.

Summer Cake

String Lighting

String lighting is a beautiful and affordable way to make your wedding reception elegant with little effort.  It is also a perfect for adding just the right amount of illumination to an outdoor summer wedding reception.  These lights can be used as a back drop or a spectacular addition to your reception tables.  The possibilities are endless! 

Summer Lights

Make your summer wedding one to remember.  A mix of warm weather and a natural outdoor setting will create a perfect mix for your special day!