Category Archive

family drama

Oof. From momzillas pressuring you to lose weight to not inviting family to your wedding to dealing with angry siblings to estranged fathers to angry sisters and bridesmaids… this is our archive of how to handle family drama from wedding planning. We also highly recommend our conflict resolution posts!

Facebook engagement announcement — what could go wrong?

Engagement announcements can be exciting, joyful, nerve-wracking –or a source of stress and pain. Here are some thoughts for how to keep that important announcement positive.

A sad mother of the bride asks: “How do I tell my friends I can’t invite them?”

“My 44 year old daughter is planning and paying for her own wedding. The guest list is at 200, and she has agreed to let us invite 6 close friends… but what do I say to all our other friends who may be expecting to be invited?”

My immigrant family disowned me: 5 ways to cope when your parents won’t attend your wedding

When I got engaged, my immigrant family disowned me. This post is the guide I wish I had, for all my fellow first-generation children of immigrants who are planning a wedding without their parents’ approval.

Be blown away by the stunning hot pink dress at this greenhouse elopement shoot

Wedding planning for introverts with no local friends or family

If you’re an introvert who feels like you don’t have any friends, wondering how are you’re supposed to navigate all those “friend” events like bachelorette parties and bridal showers… Just know that you’re not as alone as you feel. I went through the same thing, and it was incredibly painful. This is my story, and what I learned from it.

My daughter-in-law won’t let me throw a bridal shower for her!

Hi! I’m a mother of the groom, and I’ve been so excited to throw my future daughter-in-law a bridal shower! I’m so excited to introduce her to my friends in a quieter environment, and just have some good old fashioned fun. But she says she wants no bridal shower… I think she’s being really selfish. What should I do? -FMIL

Lanterns, swords, and romance at this royal winter wedding

Should I invite my dad and brother to my wedding, if they don’t like my fiance?

My boyfriend and I have now lived together for over a year and a half, and have decided to get married (yay!)… But my dad and my older brother still don’t like him. Do I ask them to come to the wedding, or no?