If you’re in the middle of the wedding planning process, then you probably understand how overwhelming it can be when there are lots of opinions involved. From parents who mean well to guests that want to sit by someone specific, it can be difficult to manage everyone’s opinions. In this blog, we’ll go over some things that you can do to effectively navigate a sea of opinions during the wedding planning process.
Dealing with Opinions
The most important thing to remember when it comes to your big day is that it’s your big day. The only opinions that truly matter are those of you and your future spouse. Remembering this can be a helpful compass as you seek to make wedding planning decisions. By keeping this in mind, you can reduce some stress and be sure that you’re on the right track when it comes to making decisions that align with your preferences.
Remaining true to what you and your future spouse want is important, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy. Consider finding someone that you can lean on during moments when you’re feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of wedding planning. Remember that it’s completely okay to either have a strong idea of what you want or no idea at all!
While your opinion is the one that truly matters, it’s still important to remain respectful. This often means providing people with a platform to share their opinions. Remember, just because someone has shared an opinion doesn’t mean that you have to listen to it!
If you have lots of people who want to share their opinions with you, consider making a Google Doc or finding another way that you can connect all the thoughts. This is an excellent way to be sure that everyone feels heard and it can be helpful as you sort through all the different thoughts. You never know when someone may come up with a great idea that you want to incorporate into your big day!
What do you want?
When it comes to navigating lots of opinions, one of the most important things to do is have a strong sense of what you’re looking for. This will make it easy to decide if someone’s idea aligns with what you’re going for on your big day. If someone has an opinion that’s contrary to your goals, you can simply tell them that you already have a plan and that you appreciate the thought they’re putting into your wedding.
If you’re in the beginning stages of the wedding planning process and are feeling overwhelmed by all the different options, know that you’re not alone. Consider starting with something that’s time sensitive, like your venue. By thinking about your venue, you can check something big off your list. You’ll also be able to make sure that your dream venue has the date you’re looking for available, which is an important thing to do as soon as possible.