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Truthful Words From The Hall

The Times are Changing

If there is anything in life that is constant that would be CHANGE. We can count on change occurring in our lives whether we like it or not. Those changes can affect us in many ways. The unexpected divorce, death of a loved one, difficult or toxic people that we have to deal with, etc. all create and impact the mechanics of our lives.

We realize you may have some awkward situations to deal with when planning your Wedding and Reception. Perhaps your parents have divorced and remarried other people which has created a new situation for you to think about in planning your celebration. Questions such as where do the new family members sit during the wedding? Who is included in the family photographs?

How do you avoid hurting feelings? The best way to handle these situations is to take a proactive approach. Waiting and letting situations “just happen” really isn’t the best route to take. Think ahead of time about where you want your parents to sit. Talk to them about how you would like to include everyone but still maintain the sense of family.

Remember also, this is YOUR day.

This event is not about the other people, it is about you and your significant one. This is the day you have chosen for your marriage. This is not the day for your divorced parents to display their animosity for one another or to replace one of your parents with a new spouse.

In the family pictures you are not out of line to have your pictures made with your mother and father only. Kindness and respect for others can go a long way and can diffuse high emotionally tense situations.

The Celebration Hall staff is experienced and can assist you with the difficult situations. Feel free to contact us. The best way to reach us is via email, with most questions responded to in about a day. Feel free to give us a call as well! Phone:850-499-2652 Email: the celebration hall@gmail.com