Well, the answer is: Probably! ☺
I remember the planning of my own wedding and trying to keep everyone happy. That was the hardest job of all, ‘lemme tell you!
”Oh, will there be white wine or red only? Because red is giving me a headache!”, “I don’t eat fish!”, “I can’t control my kids, so I am very sorry in advance if they come jumping in the middle of your first dance. There is nothing I can do”…to name a few statements and demands I was faced with.
I mean, SERIOUSLY?! I was stunned with the amount of crap I needed to deal with months before the wedding. But in the process of it all, I’ve learned that “I don’t care, It’s my day!” is not always the best approach, at least in my humble opinion. Yes, there might be 5 irritating people that you need to invite (we all know who they are) but the other guests are first and foremost there for you! To celebrate and to rejoice together with you. They don’t care what they will eat and drink, or where they will sit. They love you and they are there to support you. Some of them probably traveled from afar to get to the venue, so with your last efforts you need to make them feel welcome and comfortable. And let’s face it; the most “complainers” are in most cases within the family, am I right? Yeah…I hear you, my friend! ☺
So to them you need to explain that you are doing everything you can to find the middle ground for everyone and that causing you extra stress doesn’t help at all. It’s completely normal to ruffle some feathers when you are planning for the big day, but they need to remember that it is YOUR DAY after all.