It seems as if people are still talking about the unforgettable royal wedding that took place on April 29, 2011, between Prince William and Kate Middleton.  The royal couple did not plan their big event alone, however.  Middleton took inspiration from Princess Diana’s wedding and William took advice from his grandma, Queen Elizabeth.  According to UsMagazine.com, the Prince was happy to have the Queen’s help.  Although he revised her original recommended guest list, he did take to heart her suggestion on what he should wear on the big day.

How do you include your family in your wedding planning process?

Cupid’s Advice:

Weddings aren’t just for the bride and groom anymore.  Families everywhere want to be a part of the big day.  Instead of turning into bridezilla, thank them for their help by including them in the small stuff:

1. Suggestions aren’t final: Allowing your family members to make recommendations lets them feel helpful, but it doesn’t mean that you have to say “yes” to every one.

2. Designate jobs: Having help when you need it is valuable.  Give jobs to each family member, whether it’s making decorations or helping you fill out thank you cards.  Be grateful for their willingness to pitch in.

3. Let them participate: Bring your friends and family along for support to less intimate parts of the wedding planning process.  Things like food tasting, choosing save the dates, and visiting venues are great options.

Has a family member tried to take over your wedding? Share your experience below.