Wedding Don’ts!


Things you should avoid at all costs!

* When people ask about the wedding plans remember, it is a polite comment. Keep your answers to a minimum.  Friends, family & coworkers don’t really want all the details!

* Perfect wedding?  It rarely happens, so Don’t expect it to!  Unless you are Princess Diana or Kate, most likely not everything will go perfectly.  Know your limits, you really don’t have to have bigger, better, more expensive.  Your day will be perfect because you are marrying your Love! Don’t ignore your budget…keep the main thing, the main things!

* So what is the “main thing”?  How about HIM?  Did you notice on the wedding shows the Bridezilla is always yelling, criticizing her finance.  Don’t let this be you.  He should be considered and asked his opinion on your choices.  Remember it’s his wedding too.  Make him feel all important.  The two of you will become disconnected if outside pressures — especially trivial ones — take precedence over caring for each other. So, take time off from big-day tasks to spend regular old girlfriend-boyfriend time together.

* Don’t be a Diva.  Your friends and bridesmaids are excited about the wedding but they also have a life, and most likely a set budget.  Being demanding of them is a definite no-no.  Don’t go overboard on asking for more and more from them.  You want your friendships to outlast the wedding day.  Be considerate and remember to ask them for lunch to just be ‘friends’ during the pre-wedding time frame.

* This is a big one – Don’t spend money you Don’t have!  Little expenses add up very quickly.  In a past blog we talked about tipping.  That is a perfect example of something getting blown way out of the budget — adding a few guests, a few more flowers, a few more mementos can add hundreds to the budget.  So make a budget, and stick to it — you don’t want to start your marriage under a cloud of debt.

* Don’t fight with your parents!  They are losing their “baby”.  It changes everything for them.  Reassurances that you love them and you can still do lunch and dinners will be very comforting to them.  Try to keep disagreements to a minimum.  Remember they love you and really only want the very best for you.

Don’t try to change yourself!  Crash dieting, drastic hair changes, tanning excessively?  Stop!  It can affect your skin, your hair, your health and your well being.  (and your man might wonder what happened to the girl her fell in love with!)  If you do diet, make sure you eat no less than 1,200 calories a day and lose no more than two pounds per week, advises health experts.  Not sure how to do it right? Talk to a nutritionist, some medical care providers even provide this service for free. Go online there is much out there for free.

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Joanne & Peggy






Can we talk?


With all the wedding talk between the two of you and everyone else, let’s take a break this week and talk about other “stuff”.  There comes a time when we need to pause and reconnect again.  And not just now, during all the wedding prep work, but in the years to come too!  So what can we talk about that hasn’t been talked about already?  Here is just a small list of suggestions that the two of you could start with to keep the lines of communication open face to face (and not on FB or texting or on the phone!).


Worries:  What’s been worrying you lately? Think about this topic as a conversation starter.  Simple, but it lets your loved one knows you care. 

Secrets:  Secrets are always fun to talk about. You can talk about secrets as a game where each of you has to take turns to reveal one new secret. [Remember these are FUN secrets!]

TV Shows and Movies:  This topic can be past or present.  During the holiday season you can share and maybe even watch those favorites:  Frosty the Snowman, Charlie Brown, Scrooge, etc.  And there are always lots of holiday romance movies to watch together.  Make some popcorn, hot chocolate or cookies and milk and enjoy an evening of time together.

 Food and Restaurants:  Not only can you talk about your “favs” or not so favorites, why not plan and prepare a meal together?  Something over the top or something simple — what fun this night could be!  Shopping separately for the ingredients and then putting them together would even add variety to the whole process.  Pick a restaurant or ethnic food you haven’t tried yet and then go for it!

The Bucket List:  This is this blogger’s favorite topic.  Talk about your dreams with your love.  Share things you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t want to do alone! It’ll make for great conversations, and help your love get to know your personal side better.

Plans for the weekend:  Talk about your weekend plans together even if it’s still Monday evening. It’s exciting and fun, and it’ll give both of you something to look forward to after a long week of work.

Compliments:  Talk about the things you like or admire in each other.  Let them know just how much you appreciate them, be it about their personality or about something they have done or are planning to do.  Let each other know you really care.

 Proud moments:  Ask each other about those moments in life when you have felt really proud of your achievements. Memorable moments and childhood memories always provide for hours of fun, hilarious and sometimes serious conversations.

The future:  What do you want to do with your life? This topic can make for intellectual conversations that can help you get to know your love’s view about life and the pursuits that matter to them.

Preferences:  Sometimes, it’s the little things that can give both of you hours of fun conversations. Talk about each other’s likes and dislikes. Preferences always change with time, and the more you know about your love’s present preference, the better you’ll know them. 

Shared goals:  Plan shared goals together. This is a limitless topic.  It could be decorating, running a marathon, taking a trip. When you plan things or try something new together, it brings both of you closer.

 Self improvement:  When you talk about your own flaws and where you’d like to improve, it helps your loved one feel more relaxed and comfortable and hopefully they’ll breakdown their own high walls and talk about their vulnerabilities too.

Families:  Talking about each other’s families gives hours of interesting details and gossip. And it also helps make first introductions and spending time with the family more fun.


No matter your topic, spending the time together, communicating, listening, and loving each other is priority.  Wedding plans can be urgent and stressful but sitting together and just sharing that time will be priceless.

Joanne & Peggy