TNBO Experience

Compromising & Wedding Planning

I have a problem. I look at weddings on Instagram admire how unique they are and can’t help but want mine the same way. In saying that, I really want fireworks, balloon drop, confetti blast and fog for the wedding, I think they call it pyrotechnics.

Hubby thinks they are pointless and a waste of money, he would rather we use that money on (in his words) more meaningful things.

Marriage is all about the art of compromise, and the compromising begins long before the actual marriage.  Can I be honest; this wedding planning journey has taught me how to compromise in ways I have never done before. We have had to compromise on a lot of decision-making surrounding our wedding – from what part of the world it’ll be in, to what kind of venue we’d like. As frustrating as it is, it’s important to remember that there are solutions; it just takes a certain amount of patience and a lot of forward thinking.

Being able to come to a compromise most of the time is a key indicator of whether your relationship will be able to stand the test of time.

I told hubby I’m happy to forgo the pyrotechnics, but the budget of the alcohol has to come down, we agreed and now we have money to use on something meaningful’

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