Disney Bride Jamie is planning a Disneyland wedding at the Rose Court Garden and Sleeping Beauty Pavilion for February 2018.
It seems as soon as you announce you are getting married you are bombarded with endless drama. In my opinion, the hardest drama to deal with during wedding planning is family and friends not being on board with your wedding plans.
As a bride you dream of your perfect wedding. You spend countless hours dreaming of the perfect dress, perfect flowers, perfect table settings, and walking down the aisle to the perfect song towards your perfect groom. So when people in your life are not completely on board with all of your plans, you tend to feel offended and hurt.
It’s good to remember this your wedding. You want the day of your dreams, I get it. Just know you are not alone. As a Disney bride, I feel we deal with even more scrutiny than the typical bride and groom. There are people in our world that just don’t get why we are having our wedding at The Happiest Place on Earth. They are not excited to travel, don’t want to pay extra expenses, or in my case – as a Cast Member – expect free Disney tickets on top of all the expenses we are putting out for each guest to enjoy our wedding.
When dealing with troublesome guests and overly opinionated family and friends, take a gentle yet strong approach with them. Remember to simply breathe and remind yourself this is your day. All that is important is you are marrying your love, and you will show your guests a great time at your dream fairy tale wedding.
We just had our wedding planning session with the wonderful staff at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings. During the planning session I was reminded even by the professional Disney wedding planners that this was OUR wedding, and we should be loving but firm when dealing with our guests’ complaints.
There are things you can do to prepare for your fairy tale day. First off, have the uncomfortable talks with your family and friends as soon as possible so that day-of things run the way you want. This is difficult to do but listen to the feelings of your friends and family but stay firm on what you expect.
Second, stay and stand bonded with your fiancé. Your fiancé is going to be your other half and your new family, and you need to put up a united front. My fiancé is my best friend and is going to have to deal with me far after the wedding is over. He is going to be my greatest team player and the person who can be that shoulder to cry on as well as a guide through our crazy wedding planning.
Third, remember to have fun and lighten up. This is a day of celebration and fun. In the words of a certain long golden-haired princess, this is supposed to be the “BEST DAY EVER!” So have fun and don’t take everything so seriously.
Weddings are hard work and can be emotional for friends, family, and you as couple. In the end you are marring your love in your happiest place on earth. Your fairy tale wedding planning will try your patience, but at the end of it this is the beginning chapter in your new adventure together.
Don’t give up on your beautiful Disney wedding. Stick to your dream!
Image credit: Ali, Disney Fine Art Photography and copyright Disney.