Post # 1
Background: I’m best friend’s with the Bride and the groom is my cousin. I introduced them awhile back and now they are getting married.
So the MOH and the rest of us Bridesmaids are hosting the bridal shower. My aunt which happens to be the GROOMS mom is upset because we told her we didn’t need her help for the shower because the Bride requested his mom not help. I just told my aunt you enjoy your time at the shower and don’t worry about anything. This still isn’t working. Any suggestions haha The Brides mom isn’t really around so I didn’t know if my aunt feel like she has an obligation to help so I don’t know.
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@dessilove: Why doesn’t the bride want your Aunt/her FMIL helping? What could she do that’s so terribly wrong? I’m sure with you girls helping guide her it would be ok, and that the bride wouldn’t want to offend or upset her FMIL.
Post # 4
Can you give her unimportant tasks, like picking the cake baker or helping to decorate?
Post # 5
My aunt didn’t do a great job with the engagement party. She sent out what looked like birthday party invitations. She said she wasn’t going to decorate or anything. I think it has to do with my aunt wants to be involved with EVERY aspect of this wedding which is overwhelming her. You do have a good point though. I think it’s hard for her not to be in control of things.
@BrandNewBride That’s a good idea thanks.