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As if fighting with your significant other doesn’t suck enough, but fighting on your wedding day is just that much more…sucky. This is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. You are marrying your soul mate. All eyes are on the two of you and you two are fighting. So what do you do if it happens to you? Read on for some tips. Hopefully, you get the chance to read this BEFORE your wedding day.
STOP TALKING FOR 5 MINUTES TO COOL DOWN
Regardless of what the argument is about, usually it gets worse as both parties keep talking (or screaming) at each other. The argument gets sidetracked and you both start saying hurtful things that you will regret later. Best thing you can do is to agree to stop talking for five minutes. This gives you both an opportunity to calm down and gather some logical thoughts. If you are the kind of couple that needs to talk to a resolution do so but have a timeout when it gets heated again.
GET SOMEONE TO FIX THE SITUATION
If there were witnesses, ask your maid of honor or wedding planner to do some damage control. Assure the witness that everything is fine and request that they keep it to themselves. You don’t want all your guests coming to the rescue to see how you are doing or providing advice on the situation.
FIGURE OUT WHAT IS REALLY THE PROBLEM
If it is something minor like the flowers aren’t the right color you ordered, just relax. No one but you will notice. The wedding is going to be great no matter the color of the flowers.
If it is a deeper concern and not the fact that your fiance just forgot the wedding rings. You really need to decide whether this is an appropriate time to discuss this matter. If it is a recurring argument, you might want to leave it alone for tomorrow. Likely, you will have the same argument 50 more times in your marriage.
If it is because an actual fight broke out between guests, get someone to deal with this. It is not worth it to argue with your fiance over someone’s stupid drunk actions.
KEEP IT IN PERSPECTIVE
Remember that your wedding is just one day, and it’s a day when emotions and stress are extremely high. Unusually high. Things done or said might not be done on a normal Wednesday after work. Remember why this day is here. It is because you both chose to get married and start your new life together. You love each other before the wedding and will love each other (almost) every day afterwards.