Client: FotoBox Live
Title: “Brides Only: The Post-Engagement Family Talk”
Source: The FotoBox Live Blog
Word Count: 495
Picture it: last weekend your boyfriend dropped to one knee in front of you and asked for your hand in marriage. You both love each other and it wasn’t even a thought to say yes. In fact, it was immediate. Life is great and you’re in love with your now-fianceé! You’ve told all your closest girlfriends and guy friends and shown off your engagement ring. Next, it’s time to talk to your family. Now is the time to sit down with your parents for some real conversations for the future! This blog will act as a guide on topics to bring up and how to best approach some tricky situations.
The Date Of All Dates
Scheduling and planning a wedding can be an arduous process, but it doesn’t have to be. Don’t rush things and plan ahead. One way to start the entire process is to set an official date. In previous blogs, we have mentioned having an official date as well as a backup date or two. Things can change when dealing with multiple schedules between family members and venues. Therefore, agreeing with your parents on a few dates is key to starting.
Taking the Guess Work out of the Guest List
With the date or dates on the calendar, it’s time to narrow down your guest list. How many people do you want to attend your wedding? Which people, if any, are on the “Do-Not-Invite” list? Make sure they are handled delicately and that those who are invited would attend. That way you can bank on your guest list and have a starting point for the caterer. Again, things will change which is why tentative dates and tentative guest lists are crucial. Don’t be so rigid in your planning that it backfires.
Keeping It In The Family
While it is your wedding, your family will definitely be present. As it’s a union of two people, it’s truthfully a union of two families. Because your wedding day only comes once, make sure all the important family traditions are incorporated. Be sure to ask your fiancé for any traditions he wants to include from his family as well. This is a great way to truthfully marry the two families together.
When it comes to family, some parents or other family members will want to be involved with the wedding or at least the planning. Others may not; it all depends. However, for those who do want to be involved, it would be wise for you to use them to your advantage!
Tricky Topic: The Budget
Speaking of traditions, typically, it’s tradition for the bride’s parents to pay for the wedding. As times change from traditional to non-traditional, it’s not uncommon for fianceés to pay for weddings themselves with the help of several parents. Whatever route you decide to take, it’s still worth a conversation with your parents.
Thank you for reading,
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