I have always stood by the mantra that it takes a village to raise a family. It might have to do with the fact I was raised by one, but I believe it stands true for most of our lives. There are times when your mom just knows things about you that you don’t or that your best friend can put a new perspective on an idea you’ve had. I think that during wedding planning this is an important time to include those people in your ideas. You won’t always agree with them, and they won’t always like something you’ve picked but in the end I think that everyone feels better about having the information. People know what to expect when they show up for wedding week plans, what the wedding looks like, and what to expect afterwards.
Your families love you both very much so I think this is also an important time to remember that their suggestions are out of that place. I know I’ve seen so many brides complain about how other people are involved or not involved in the process. Communication is key during this time just like any other time in your life. This is your wedding, but it’s not a day just about you.
You also have to pick your battles. So your mom wants to do something you think is crazy? Well you have to sit down and think for a minute about whether or not it really matters in the giant scheme of things for your day. Sure, you might not want her to wear a neon sign around her neck that says mother of the bride, but you also have to remember that you want her to be comfortable in whatever she picks. Don’t argue over stuff that doesn’t matter!
A celebration of your love for you fiance isn’t about perfection. I can promise you that every wedding day can be perfect even if the wrong flowers are delivered on the day of the wedding. You will have the rest of your life to laugh about it. Don’t let the small things overshadow your happiness. Communicate with everyone about what you want and remember that EVERYONE wants you to be your happiest.