Looking Back: Advice from Nina

Whether you’re wedding planning with your parents, or with your future in-laws, pick your battles. No matter who is footing the bill, you’re all in this together, which means that you’ll have to find balance between guest lists and decor and photographers and ceremonies. If your mother insists upon serving a particular dessert at the sangeet because that’s how her family has always done it, let her have that win — you can use it as leverage when she starts to fight you on the color of your shoes or the size of your bridal party.