How does royal wedding drama stack up to ordinary people drama?

Hadas Kuznits
May 16, 2018 - 10:01 pm
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ahead of Saturday's royal wedding, Meghan Markle is experiencing a little family drama with her father, but that's not unusual when it comes to weddings.

Sarah Kudlack, owner of Heart and Dash wedding planners in Philadelphia, said she's never experienced exactly the type of father-of-the-bride drama that Markle's going through, with tabloids initially speculating if her father will actually participate in his daughter's royal wedding.

"But family drama in itself is typically involved in every wedding," she said, especially with stressful high-profile ones. "I think that dad basically got caught up in some paparazzi drama."

What else is going on with Markle's family, exactly?

"It takes two seconds to get onto Wikipedia these days, and you can see she has some siblings that she's not that close to," Kudlack added. "There are these mixed reports of a heart attack from the estranged sister and it's like, well, when did he actually have this heart attack?"

Markle later confirmed her father will not be in attendance.

Kudlack said Markle is probably under a lot of pressure as well.

"I'm sure she's being hit from all angles with like what can be done, what can't be done, what she's supposed to do," she said.

The drama can be a reflection of the state of your relationship, Kudlack believes.

"That discourse was there in advance of your wedding," she continued. "It's just being heightened right now."

Marian Braccia, owner of Porch and Pearls Event Planning, also said there's bound to be at least some drama when planning an expensive, emotional event like this one.

"I've seen weddings where every single decision from the font on the invitations to the salad dressing is a major ordeal and results in somebody in tears," she said.

If someone is pulling your attention elsewhere, Braccia advised it's important to refocus and remember that the wedding is ultimately about the couple.

"We're not throwing a wedding to make a mother-of-the-bride happy, to make a maid of honor jealous, so that everybody's frat brothers can come together and have a reunion," she said.

As is the case for Markle's dad, Braccia gave him the benefit of the doubt.

"I mean, your daughter is now going to be the granddaughter-in-law of the Queen of England," she said of his possible intimidation.