I have spent quite a few hours in recent weeks talking with couples about family dynamics that are adding stress to their already-stressful wedding planning experience. It seems that certain situations are heightened as the wedding draws nearer, giving the couple more to worry about. Whether it's an interfaith, same-sex, or nondenominational ceremony, it stirs the emotions of the clan.
Over time I have seen, first hand, that when it comes to the wedding day, most loved ones pull it together and support the couple. But it is good for all soon-to-be-marrieds to know that relatives acting up in weeks prior to the ceremony is not unusual.