By Haley Lerner

In recent celebrity news, Kensington Palace released a statement in response to Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, backing out of attending the royal celebrity wedding. On behalf of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a Kensington Palace spokesman said on Monday, “This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding. She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation.” According to, the statement is in response to Markle’s father announcing he would no longer be attending the celebrity couple’s special day.

Even when it comes to the royal celebrity wedding, family drama happens. What are some ways to keep family drama from affecting your big day?

Cupid’s Advice:

Even royals aren’t immune to family drama. Cupid has some tips of keeping family drama from affecting your wedding:

1. Establish boundaries: While we know pushy relatives are only trying to get involved in the wedding process because of how much they love you, it’s important to make it clear to your family that it’s your special day. Talk to your parents, in-laws and everyone else about how all decisions are ultimately up to you and your partner, even though you appreciate their input.

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2. Separate the troublemakers: We all have that one family member who we just know is a potential drama-inducer at any turn. To avoid conflict, separate them from any person you know they might fight with during the crucial planning and preparation days leading up to the wedding.

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3. Remember it’s your day: Sometimes, family drama is inevitable, no matter how hard you might try to prevent it. Take a deep breath and forget about any conflict that ensues and focus on the love you feel for the person you’re marrying. Your wedding doesn’t have to be perfect, just remember that you’re celebrating true love!

What are some strategies  you think can help prevent family drama on your big day? Comment below!