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conflict resolution

Dealing with wedding planning conflict sucks — especially when it’s family drama. These are our wedding advice posts all about helping you deal with arguments, disagreements, boundaries, and frustrations. We even have posts full of copy-n-paste responses to negative wedding feedback!

Construction is always more difficult than demolition

I don’t really care about what you DON’T want at your wedding. It’s easy to point at things other people have done and shout No! No! No!. But you know what’s much harder? Creating what you want.

Copy ‘n’ paste conflict resolution (aka How to say “fuck off” and “I love you” and “this conversation is over” all at the same time)

So, your family is freaking about about your wedding plans. Here are some copy ‘n’ paste phrases to help back them down off the ledge.

4 ways I’m keeping my family off my back during wedding planning

I have been pondering ways to keep my family involved in my wedding yet respectful of our wishes. I almost feel like it is harder to plan a “mostly traditional with some personal twists” style wedding than a totally off-the-wall affair, mostly because if you are having the latter, it seems friends and family will eventually resign themselves to the fact that you are unequivocally NOT going to have the wedding they want.

Offbeat Bride + Traditional Groom = ?!?

How do manage when you’re dreaming of a weird wedding, and he’s dreaming of a tux with tails?

Dealing with family expectations

“As an offbeat bride I come from an offbeat family, yet I have been amazed at the expectations that have come up from both sides of our families. How do I manage the expectations of so many family members, while still keeping the vision of our own, unique wedding intact?”