Wedding Drama

How to deal with wedding family drama

It’s normal for families to go through some drama before a wedding but a smart bride knows how to deal with the drama.
Jul 26, 2013 | By: The staff

Your wedding is approaching but it isn’t always all fun and happiness. Planning a wedding is stressful – for you and your family. It’s normal for families to go through some drama before the wedding but a smart bride knows how to deal with the drama without forcing her to elope. If you’re experiencing some family problems remember that everyone is going through a difficult time right now. Changes are happening and sometimes change can make people say and do things that cause problems.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Of course that’s usually easier said than done, but the first rule for stress free brides is to keep your cool. No matter what’s going on, remember to take a deep breath and step back from the situation before you react. Many times problems will work themselves out without intervention so don’t worry about it. Allow some time before you get involved and get stressed out.

Make a Pact – Talk to your family and let them know that you don’t want to get stressed out during this time in your life. Instead, ask them to have more patience and hold their thoughts and tongues until everyone is calm.

Don’t Be A Bridezilla – It’s hard to admit, but many brides turn into bridezillas when things don’t go their way. When you start to get irritated it can cause everyone else around you to go into a tailspin. The result can be devastating. Instead, try to avoid these outbursts – at least in front of others.

Welcome Advice – Everyone seems to have a lot of advice to give right now. While it isn’t always welcomed, it’s usually given with the best of intentions. You don’t have to take the advice, but at least pretend to listen to it and make your own choices. Fighting and arguing will only cause more problems.

Stay Out of It – It’s best to stay away from family drama and remember that not everything that’s going on right now is about you. Evaluate the situation and if it isn’t necessary, don’t get involved.

Don’t Pick Sides – Family members sometimes try to stir up trouble. If you have a family that is dysfunctional the best way to handle it is to stay neutral. Don’t let your family try to pull you to one side or another.

Don’t Hate, Meditate – Family members have a way of knowing how to push your buttons. Recognize when this is happening and don’t let yourself get drawn into the drama. Instead, go take some time to meditate or exercise to relieve stress and help you calm down. 

The staff.