Getting Your Parents Involved...

The age old question. How involved should your parents be in your wedding day?

Right off the bat I’m going to tell you that there is no right or wrong answer for this. Just what works for you, but I want to give you some parameters that I think might be helpful to you:

Are they contributing? If so, how much? Some parents pay for the whole thing and that’s fine. If they do that they may be trying to influence some of your decisions. While you should listen to what they say you need to focus on the fact it is your wedding day and you need to be comfortable in your day. They may have no moveables that you aren’t comfortable with.

If that’s the case you need to look at whether you want to accept their money or not?

If they are just contributing to a certain part, perhaps the flowers, or the dress then I would be more inclined to listen to their advice. There is probably a reason why they have chosen to contribute towards that part of the day. Maybe they have experience of that product or service? Or maybe that part of the day fits nicely into the amount of money they want to add to the day. Definitely ask them why they want to contribute to that particular part of the day.

Maybe they aren’t contributing at all, in which case it’s entirely up to you. Do you want to listen to them? Do you think their knowledge and expertise is valuable? In this case you have no obligation to listen to them at all, but, they are your parents and probably know a thing or two about about you and what you might like!

Until tomorrow,

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Jack