Attending a Holiday Party and Your Ex Will Be Present? Here Are 5 Ways to Survive the Awkward Run-In

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The weather outside is frightful ... and so is the possibility of seeing your ex when you're with your fiancé or husband! It's something you cannot avoid forever (unless you move out of state or maybe even out of the country), but it is a situation that you can survive. It happens to us all at one point or another, so we've rounded up five tips that will make the moment go off without a hitch. Get ready to emerge triumphant!

If things ended badly, just know talking to him isn't mandatory.
If your relationship came to a close in a painful way, don't feel like you need to revisit it by even opening up that door. A courteous smile and walking in the other direction is always an option if you feel that would be best for you.

Be confident and cool.
Just remember to not try too hard. You've already moved on with your new and very amazing man, so tap into that sense of happiness and security.

He may not be ready to talk, so be ready for that.
You are in a great space in your life, but your ex may not be doing as well. Be prepared for the cold shoulder and stay strong and composed.

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Keep the conversation casual and short.
Simplicity is always best, so keep the topics discussed light and concise. You don't want to be abrupt, but you do want to end on a high note before anyone gets uncomfortable.

Have a Sex And the City style brunch and tell your girlfriends about how it all went down.
Now that it's over, you definitely need to tell your best friends about it! Put some girl talk time on the schedule and discuss how it all happened over brunch.

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