The stakes are high, and the motions are fast. You’ve got an Everest-sized list of wedding planning to-dos to complete, you understandably want the day to go off without a hitch, and now you’ve got personalities to deal with. Perhaps your partner isn’t taking wedding planning as seriously as you’d like, or perhaps your future in-laws are interfering excessively, or perhaps you’re having a disagreement with your own mother. Whatever the case may be, you are far from the first person to spar with someone prior to the big day. Whether it’s whether to wear a veil or not, which flowers to use, or whether to include or exclude certain religious traditions, seemingly insignificant details can erupt into a volcano-sized argument.” Make an effort to incorporate a tradition that means a lot to your mother, and then make an effort to start new ones. It’s critical to meet with your soon-to-be spouse and anyone else who might be contributing money as soon as possible. Make a detailed budget with your partner and prioritize certain expenses over others. You’ll have fewer flames later if you talk a lot at first. If you and your partner can’t agree on where to spend your money, you’ll have to make some compromises. “For example, I knew the backdrop was beautiful and that we didn’t need to spend as much on flowers for my own wedding, but we both decided that we wanted the food to wow our guests, so we poured our money into our catering.