Your Parents Are Paying for Your Wedding. Do You Have to Invite Their Friends?

Your Parents Are Paying for Your Wedding. Do You Have to Invite Their Friends?

You’re creating your wedding budget and you’re lucky enough to have your parents helping out with the bill, but does that mean they have control over decisions like who gets to attend the wedding? It can be hard to balance your wedding day wants with your parents’ when they are helping to pick up the check, so we called on the members of our vendor directory to share their advice for how to manage those expectations.

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How to Plan Your Wedding When You're Struggling with Your Mental Health

How to Plan Your Wedding When You're Struggling with Your Mental Health

I am not a mental health practitioner in the slightest, but as someone who suffers from anxiety, ADHD, and owns a wedding planning firm, I can speak uniquely to how to handle the two. Here are my tips to manage your mental health while you’re wedding planning.

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It's YOUR Wedding — Pump the Brakes on Your Parents' Toxic Behavior

It's YOUR Wedding — Pump the Brakes on Your Parents' Toxic Behavior

The stress to perform and pull off a wedding flawlessly can make anyone crack, but add in the pressure of complicated family dynamics and, baby, you’ve got the perfect recipe for a volatile soufflé on the edge of collapse.

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Thanksgiving Is a Sham Holiday. Give Yourself Permission To Enjoy It.

Thanksgiving Is a Sham Holiday. Give Yourself Permission To Enjoy It.

While I want all of us to remember the origins of this historically toxic holiday, I’m also going to acknowledge that a lot of people need this day. And if you need this holiday, I want you to give yourself permission to enjoy it.

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Hosting Thanksgiving? Here's How to Survive

Hosting Thanksgiving? Here's How to Survive

Halloween may have passed but there’s still time for one more horror story: This Thanksgiving, you’re hosting. Whether you’re already married, getting married, or recently married, family functions have a way of stressing everyone out.

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