There will be several moments during the wedding planning where you just want to give up. And that’s totally normal! Wedding planning can be stressful and exhausting. Just stay strong and deal with things one by one. Here are some common wedding planning problems that everyone in your shoes will face, along with a solution to each of them!
The Ideal Location
You want to find a location that accommodates all your guests. But no matter how hard you try; you won’t be able to make everyone happy. The bottom line, some of your guests simply won’t be able to make it no matter where you host your wedding.
Solution: Pick a venue that seems the best to you, while keeping all factors in mind. Tell your guests the reason you selected the venue you did, and those who want to come will understand.
Your Fiancé(e) Isn’t Helping Out
One of the most common wedding planning problems that a lot of couples face is that one person isn’t helping the other. To be honest, both of you probably aren’t passionate, or excited about ALL parts of the planning process. Maybe one of you is, and that’s great! But if not, there is still a way to make sure everything gets done.
Solution: Figure out what makes each of you excited in the planning process. Once you have a conversation and know what the other person is passionate about you can divide and concur the list as a team. You should be planning your wedding together, isn’t that what a marriage is all about?
Kid or Adults?
This will get your head spinning. You and your partner may want to have an adult-only reception. What about the kids of your sister’s kids or your best friend’s baby? If they can’t leave their kids at home, then how will they make it to your wedding?
Solution: Take some time and think about it and understand what is important to YOU. Maybe you need to come up with a way that benefits both you and the guests. You can make a separate play area for the kids or have a “childcare” room available with entertainment just for the kids. The little ones will play there, while their parents can easily attend the reception.
The Plus-one Problem
You invite 3 people from a family and on the wedding day, they show up as 4. Maybe you plan an adult-only ceremony, some guests still bring their kids thinking they will blend in. Someone believes their SO is invited and they RSVP together, but you never invited their partner.
Solution: Be very clear, and respectable on the invitation who the invite is for, who it is not for, and how many people you are inviting with that invitation. If you are offering a kid area, mention that in the invitation so there is no confusion. But whatever you do, be transparent so you know everyone is on the same page.
Uncooperative Bridal Party
This can be one of the biggest wedding planning problems. It’s hard because you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings especially if it’s people who are close to you! Choosing the right bridal party is one of the most important factors in planning your wedding. Some people don’t help a lot and you ask them to be your bridesmaid just because you are close with them. Sometimes people can get too involved in the planning process and disturb you in your decision-making.
Solution: This is something you must choose by yourself or with the help of your partner. Ask those people to be standing up with you who are cooperative and close to you. These are the two main qualities of a perfect bridal party member. Try to tell all of them to not take anything personally. Wedding planning can sometimes be a lot of hard conversations but the people closest to you will understand and support you no matter where they are seated on your big day.