How to deal with difficult people during the wedding planning process

How to deal with difficult people during the wedding planning process - bride holds and recites her vows to her fiancé during their first look prior to the ceremony- Barn Wedding | Bess and Alex - photo: Inly

As the midterm elections approach, we’re surrounded by challenges of how to deal with difficult people. So many folks have entrenched themselves on one side of the aisle or the other, and political discussions turn ugly all too frequently. We’re familiar with interpersonal problems when it comes to governmental policies, but your wedding is supposed to be fun! What do you do when someone is hard to deal with during the wedding planning process? Here are my tips on how to deal with difficult people during your engagement.

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Telluride Wedding | Annie and John

The bride and groom looking at each other and smiling while surrounded by fall foliage and Colorado mountains - Telluride Wedding | Annie and John - Photo: Laura Murray Photography

Annie and John’s Telluride wedding was a complete stunner. They had the most picturesque backdrop for their special day, thanks to the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. Every detail lived up to the landscapes, making for an incredible day. I was honored to design their wedding invitations and day-of-wedding stationery, as one small part of this celebration. Thanks to these beautiful images from Laura Murray, let’s relive their day.

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Mackinac Island Wedding | Hannah and Bob

bride and groom kiss in front of the Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island Wedding | Hannah and Bob - photographer: Stephanie Baker

Before I even met Hannah, I had the pleasure of connecting with her mom, Nancy. They both are such lovely women with fun senses of humor, tremendous kindness and impeccable style. Hannah wanted her and Bob’s Mackinac Island wedding to be colorful and elegant, in an homage to the island itself. Thanks to planning and coordination from Conradie Event Design, their day at the Grand Hotel was just that. Let’s relive this quintessentially Mackinac Island day, courtesy of Stephanie Baker‘s beautiful photos.

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Barn wedding with style | Bess and Alex

portrait of bride and groom during their first look - Barn Wedding | Bess and Alex - photo: Inly

When Bess and I first chatted about the barn wedding she and Alex would be having, I was struck by her contagious joy. Aside from being a genuinely happy and excited bride, she was also an incredibly trusting one! She told me that their day would reflect them as a couple. In her words, “a little bit redneck, but still classy and elevated — and of course, full of love.” Thanks to their beautiful photos from Inly, let’s relive their barn wedding day!

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Annie Kate and Troy | Meaningful Battello Wedding in Jersey City, NJ

bride and groom in front of city skyline in Jersey City, New Jersey, New Jersey wedding - Battello wedding in Jersey City, NJ - recap from invitations designer Leah E. Moss Designs, photography by Nicole Wagner

From the first time I chatted with Annie Kate, I could tell how excited she was to marry Troy. I knew their Battello wedding in Jersey City, New Jersey was going to be meaningful, with lots of personal touches. Their day was beautiful — neutral and sophisticated, with plenty of food and appearances from their pups! Thanks to gorgeous photography from Nicole Wagner, let’s relive their day.

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Wedding invitation examples: 2 different sets from 1 product

wedding invitation examples: two versions of invitations from the same product - envelope liner, ribbon, belly band - Leah E. Moss Designs

Seeing wedding invitation examples always helps bring a product to life! In today’s blog, I’m highlighting two couples who chose the exact same invitation from my semi-custom collection as their “base,” but ended up with wildly different results. Color palettes and varying bells and whistles transform the same starting point to vastly personalized end sets in these invitations — and it’s easy for you to do the same. Having versatility in an invitation that’s customizable is so important, so you can make sure it feels like your wedding!

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Leah and Adam | Our unique wedding at Downtown Boxing Gym

our unique wedding in Detroit - Leah E. Moss Designs

Our unique wedding celebration was on November 10, 2018 — black tie in a boxing gym. My dad walked me down the aisle in a landing bay for parked vans, accompanied by a live pianist. Adam built our chuppah with trees felled from my family’s cottage. He also built the tables our wedding party sat at, beneath mossed chandeliers hung from the industrial ceiling. Our band’s “stage” was set up in a boxing ring. I designed all the paper goods and wore my grandmother’s silk gown. We skipped the cake but staged an extra bartender for boozy hot cider add-ins at our dessert bar. That’s just how we roll. Oh, and it was all planned during our a seven-month engagement. A huge thank you to all our vendors, but especially Parsonage Events for absolutely blowing me away with their installation, the Downtown Boxing Gym for your incredible hospitality, and Casey Brodley for the photos and video we’ll forever cherish. Though I’m a notoriously private person, here’s a glimpse into our wedding day. It was certainly an unforgettable one.


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Calligraphy Supplies and more | Must-Haves

While craft stores are everywhere, the calligraphy supplies I use are often a little more specific than what’s available at Michael’s, JoAnn Fabrics, or Hobby Lobby. The good news is that there are lots of online options for purchasing these specialty tools!

calligraphy supplies - ink and nib - Leah E. Moss Designs

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