Wedding Family Matters: How to Put Aside Wedding Disputes on Wedding Day?

Q:

My best friend is getting married. Her mother and I are not on the best of terms -- actually, we don't like each other at all. And the wedding reception is at her house. What can I do to make sure my friend has a smooth wedding day?

A:

Focus on the fact that it's your friend's wedding day, not on your feelings toward her mother or her mother's feelings toward you. Both of you should put aside those feelings to make sure things go great for your friend. If you feel like her mother is not doing that, talk to her and tell her that you're willing to put aside past disagreements during her daughter's wedding, and that you hope she is, too. Then, focus on your friend!


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