While a wedding is a one-day romantic and happy event, but the stress that comes along with the planning is something else. As a parent, you will want to chip in some help whenever possible to help your son or daughter. You might find yourself stressing over the event as the day nears. We’ve compiled some tips to help you chip in the planning process naturally and at the same time ease the stress that comes along.
The truth is, you want to help whenever possible but not become a teacher or the instructor during the planning. Help them during those stressing moment and comfort them when they seem low. Sometimes it can get stressing and they need a reassurance that all is going to be okay, be that kind of reassurance. Additionally, check on your child by communicating regularly to see if everything is going out as planned and if there’s any way you can help, sometimes he/she might be afraid to let you know their problems until you reach out.
It’s about them
While helping your kids, remember it’s about them, not you. This implies that at times you have to let them make their own choice and express their independence. It can be tempting to take full charge since they’re your children but remember you’re not a teacher and you have to let them learn on their own. You also have to be open to meet new people during this time, some of whom you may not like, but don’t let this intrude with the planning.
As much as you would like to offer a helping hand, do not let your finances be a limiting factor to what they would or would not want. Just put it, do not attach any financial strings. You can do this by being clear right from the onset. Initiate the conservation of finances by asking if your son or daughter might need your help. However, if you’re not in a position to contribute much, they’ll understand.