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How to Handle Your Fiancé’s (Girl) Friend Coming to the Wedding

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Remember when we couldn’t stop gushing over Property Brothers Drew Scott, his fiancée Linda Pham, and their adorable relationship? #TheCoupleThatDancesTogether. Well, we’ll do it again, because these two are the epitome of #couplegoals. Just this week, Drew chatted with PEOPLE and shared that his partner, Emma Slater, was “100%” on the list and coming to their wedding. He even mentioned that she and her own fiancé, Sasha Farber, would be teaching them their first dance.

The two engaged couples are blissfully in love and neither one of Drew or Emma’s fiancés exhibits any bitterness about or jealousy over their apparent closeness. Even though things can go that way, ahem, Robert and Kym (yah, we’re looking at you); they are partners and solid salsa dancers, but nothing more!

It got us thinking, though, how do couples deal when one of them has a close friend (of the opposite sex, no less) coming to the wedding. The age-old, Harry Met Sally situation comes to mind: can men and women ever just be friends? Drew and Emma make it seem possible, and Linda and Sasha -- major kudos to you for staying so cool.

But for anyone out there who might be the least bit jealous or even slightly ambivalent about the scenario, it’s okay, we got you. Read on for some ideas on how to deal and you’ll be starting marriage off on the right foot as the happiest couple. If you think conflict or confrontation is inevitable, though, you can be armed for that too!

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