Wedding Day Drama

The day of your wedding is supposed to be overflowing with joy and excitement…but things don’t always go according to plan, do they? Wedding days often see their fair share of drama! We’re here for you to break down wedding day drama and offer some tips on how to deal with it.

Wedding day drama can really be broken down into two categories: family drama and wedding party drama. 

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Family Drama

Family drama is particularly tricky when it surrounds your wedding day. Drama with family on your wedding day can happen for SO many reasons. Your mom wants to have more of a say in things that you actually want her to or your parents are divorced and one of them is throwing a fit about the other wanting a certain role in the wedding. Regardless of the reason, your family has decided that TODAY is the day for this drama…this is NOT what you want on your wedding day!

Wedding Party Drama

Wedding party drama is always pretty interesting.

It goes without saying that a group of women is not always going to see eye-to-eye, especially when there is the added stress of the momentousness of the day! Some examples of bridal party drama include: one bridesmaid feels left out of the group, the other bridesmaids feel like the maid of honor is bossing them around, and another bridesmaid tries to make it HER wedding day. 

There’s also a matter of the groomsmen. How much time for the guys to hang out before the wedding is too much time? What happens when an unorganized groomsmen forgets part of his wedding attire? No one needs that stress!

Wedding = Drama?

So, weddings make people crazy. For good reason, I suppose. A person’s wedding day is this momentous, incredible occasion and EVERYONE should feel a lot of stress and pressure on this day…

NO WAY. Let’s check back in with reality…WEDDINGS SHOULD NOT MAKE PEOPLE CRAZY! 

If you find yourself dealing with some wedding day drama, what you need to know is how to deal with it. So, let’s look at some helpful tips in keeping your wedding a drama-free zone! 

How to Deal: Tips for Dealing with Drama (Or Maybe even Avoiding it All Together)

1. Plan, plan, plan

A huge way to lift wedding day drama weight off of your shoulders is to plan. Having your day planned out with specific times and details included is a way to ensure that the day will run smoothly. A lot of drama (both family and bridal party) starts with something going wrong with a vendor or a scheduling issue. Having these details set will eliminate these issues!

2. Have a designated contact person

A tip to keeping the wedding day drama away from you is to designate a contact person for vendors, family members, bridesmaids, and all others. This person can be your maid of honor, your future mother-in-law, another bridesmaid, or groomsmen. Whoever it is, they should be someone that you trust to keep the drama far away from you! 

3. Have a day-of coordinator

A day-of coordinator is exactly what it sounds like! This is a person who will manage all of the logistics of your wedding day. They will coordinate vendors to ensure that people arrive on time and are where they are supposed to be. Furthermore, they will make sure that guests are where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there. This is someone that doesn’t have any other responsibilities, like bridesmaid or familial duties. They are simply there to make sure everything is set up correctly and runs smoothly. Having a day of coordinator releases the need to stress from you!

4. Take some time for yourselves

Wedding days are filled with every type of emotion and it is easy to feel lost or overwhelmed by the beautiful chaos of your wedding day! One thing that is important to remember is that this day is about you and to celebrate your love as a couple. Take a moment to hide away from the crowds and take a minute to be alone together to refocus on what really matters that day!

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Your wedding should be a carefree day without stress or worries. Don’t put pressure on yourself to have the perfect day. It will feel perfect because you’re marrying the love of your life. You get to share this moment with those that care about you most. In the end, that’s what really matters. So, skip the drama and enjoy yourselves!

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