When someone or a situation calls me to lower my standards, I always have Tony Robbins in my head repeatedly saying to “Raise Your Standard”. Where I will then have an internal debate with myself on how to proceed further.
Now some things like material resources such as venue or food will have to be compromise if the budget is not there. But the lesson I have come to understand is that everything else that is within your control and power, you do not compromise on them.
Not for anyone.
You need to take care of yourself and your soul because no one else would. No matter how convincing they might have promised they would. And every time you lower your standards for someone else, you throw away a piece of yourself.