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6 Must-Have Talks with Parents & In-Laws Before Planning Your Wedding

While the thought of planning your special day may be exciting, it’s important to remember that for many Nigerian couples, the planning process also involves working with parents and in-laws.

To ensure a smooth planning process and a successful wedding day, it’s essential to have some key conversations with your parents and in-laws before diving into the planning.

In this blog post, I’ll be discussing the 6 must-have talks that every Nigerian couple should have with their parents and in-laws before planning their wedding.

From discussing the budget to deciding on the guest list, these conversations will help set the foundation for a stress-free and enjoyable wedding planning experience.

6 Must-Have Talks with Parents & In-Laws Before Planning Your Wedding

1. Budget and financial responsibilities: Discussing how much each party is willing and able to contribute to the wedding expenses can help prevent conflicts and misunderstandings.

Related: Creating A Realistic Nigerian Wedding Budget: All You Need To Know

2. Guest list: Deciding who to invite and how many people to have at the wedding can be a sensitive topic, especially if your parents or in-laws want to invite people that you may not want to invite.

3. Ceremony and reception location: The location of the wedding can have a big impact on the overall feel and atmosphere of the event, so it’s important to have a conversation about where to have the ceremony and reception.

Related: Picking The Perfect Venue for Your Nigerian Wedding: 33 questions to ask

4. Religious, cultural or family traditions: Many Nigerian families have specific religious or cultural traditions that they want to incorporate into the wedding.

If you’re from different cultural backgrounds, it’s essential to have a have a conversation about what traditions are important to each family and how they can be incorporated into the wedding.

5. Role of Parents & In-laws in the wedding: It’s important to discuss and agree on the role of both sets of parents in the wedding planning and on the day of the wedding.

6. Family Dynamics
It’s important to have an open and honest conversation with your parents and in-laws about any potential family dynamics that could affect your wedding day.

In conclusion, having an open and honest communication with your parents and in-laws before planning your wedding can prevent potential conflicts and ensure that everyone feels heard and respected.

Remember that compromise and flexibility may be necessary, but ultimately, it’s your big day and you deserve to have it exactly as you envision it. Best of luck with your planning and with your parents!

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