Now that Lauren Conrad is a married woman, the fiestas she throws just aren't as fancy… and that's ok with her.
The former "Hills" star, who is known to throw lavish parties, spoke about married life to William Tell with Redbook for the July issue.
"Now that I'm throwing parties with my husband, William, I have to keep in mind that he prefers — how do I say this— easier themes than what I've done in the past," she said. "He doesn't like to feel that he's asking friends to go out of their way. So now we do a birthday hoedown because everyone owns a pair of cutoffs and a plaid shirt. I'm learning how to compromise!"
The couple both have birthdays in early February, so it's now a joint hoedown. (In fact, they had a hoedown in 2014.) Still, the hoedown is far from perfect, and that's because the returning-to-TV party host wants it that way.
"I always try to make sure that the party I'm putting together isn't perfect. Anything that looks too put-together is too fussy for me," she said. "If it feels fussy, then people might not be comfortable. A successful party is about comfort and making people feel welcome."
Compromise is certainly the name of the game in the Tell house.
"I have a collection of teacups I display in my dining room. My husband doesn't get why I love them so much. To be fair, I don't share his passion for guitars," she said. "I mean, I guess I can understand why he might not see the beauty in a gorgeous, hand-painted teacup. We each have our own things, and that's healthy."
Lauren and Will, a law school graduate, got engaged in October 2013. In September 2014, the couple tied the knot on the California coast.
"What a perfect way to start our lives together; surrounded by the people we love most," the happy couple told Us Weekly after the nuptials.