Handling Awkward Wedding Planning Issues With Ease

By  | 

We’re back with more tips on how to handle awkward wedding planning moments, in this article. Even if your wedding planning is still a few months away, it’s a good idea to know how to deal with any situations that could balloon up into something worse later:


Image courtesy Onkar Photography

Letting your childhood friend know that she is not one of your bridesmaids

Girlfriends who are close to you will undoubtedly expect to be given an important role in your wedding. However, it does not mean that you need to make everybody happy by giving them coveted places in your bridal party, if you would rather have others instead. On the other hand, if your childhood pal and you have managed to stay in touch all through the years and are quite close, letting her know that you will be going with a cousin or another friend to become your maid of honour, isn’t an easy thing to do.

One of the best ways to break the news is by telling her that the friendship that the two of you share is very important to you. However, do not beat around the bush when it comes to telling her that she will not be your maid of honour or it could lead to further confusion. If you can, give her a role to play in your wedding especially if she is very eager to help in any way. The role could involve welcoming the guests, seating them, helping to hand out wedding favours and so on. Another good way to make her feel involved is by asking for her opinion on various aspects of wedding planning as well.


Image courtesy Onkar Photography

Saying no to adding more guests to your wedding reception guest list

In India, we love weddings and quite often, we believe that more is merrier. However, if you have opted for a budget wedding or for a classy no frills wedding that can only accommodate a few hundred people, you are perfectly correct to say ‘no’ to uninvited guests who may tag along with those who are actually invited. But how do you say no, especially if your fiance’s folks or even your own family would like to invite people they haven’t been in touch with for years to your exclusive wedding reception?

It all begins with the wedding invitation and the exact words that you put down there. Depending upon how you address the invitation, your guests will interpret it that way. For example, ‘Mr Kapoor and Family’ could not just mean the children but could also include elder members of Mr Kapoor’s family. On the other hand, addressing the card as ‘Mr & Mrs Kapoor’ specifically mentions who is invited to the wedding and reception. A good way to ensure that guests do not bring in other people you don’t know is by giving each guest a call a few days before the wedding. This way you also get to know if a guest or two will not be turning up at all! Avoid any awkward wedding planning moment by gently explaining to your family (and your fiance’s) about why extra additions to the guest list isn’t always a good thing.

We hope that any awkward moments you were dreading will be put to rest now.  Feel free to write in to us with your feedback and comments.

Main image used courtesy  Onkar Photography

Back to Articles