Conflict Resolution for Wedding Planners:
Expertly Handling Wedding Tensions
Of course, not everything is love and bliss while planning a wedding or on the wedding day itself, for that matter. As a wedding planner, you will almost certainly find yourself in a situation where your clients are arguing with one another during the planning process or tensions arise between family or friends at the rehearsal or on the wedding day.
Since you’re the pro, knowing how to effectively resolve conflicts comes in handy. It’s important to have a strategy in place to ensure that any tension doesn’t impact the overall success of the wedding. File away these tips for wedding-related conflict resolution before you need them!
1. Listen to Both Sides: When a conflict arises between the bride and groom or between family members, listen to both sides and try to understand the root cause of the conflict. It’s essential to give each party the opportunity to express their feelings and opinions.
2. Seek Compromise: Once both parties have been heard, seek a compromise. A wedding planner is in a unique position to assist in finding a resolution that both parties can live with.
3. Avoid Taking Sides: Another key is to remain neutral and not take sides in any conflict. This will help ensure that all parties are given a fair chance to be heard.