Managing expectations

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

As long as you are a decent host (make sure there is enough seating/food/drinks/bathrooms… the essential comforts), you’ve met your obligation. If your guests, including your parents, choose to be disappointed because you served burgers instead of filet, that is a poor reflection on them rather than on you. Don’t go out of your way to try and gain the approval of those sorts of people. It all comes down to “Those who mind don’t matter; and those who matter don’t mind.”

Post # 3
16 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Golf and Country Club

Do what’s right for you! Only do what you are comfortable with financially. If your parents or in-laws want something more, simply tell them that it is not in the budget and if that aspect is important to them perhaps they can contribute!

Your wedding is for yourself and your FI, it’s not to impress any one, so stick to your guns mama!  

Post # 4
7531 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

elleringer:  Do what you love with the $ you have.  I’m sure when you put it all together it will be so “You” that they will love it.  There is a generational difference of what a wedding “should” look like, but don’t let that influence you.  Be true to yourselves.  

Post # 5
993 posts
Busy bee

Do what you want to do. I have no doubt that there are people who think my low-key church + backyard reception isn’t ‘weddingy’ enough. But you don’t want to look back and think “I wish I hadn’t had all that fuss”. Enjoy your day.

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