- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Okay…so FI and I have been fighting this battle for a little while.
Here is the story. My parents from Day 1 promised to pay for the venue and the food. They have a close relationship with a caterer that specializes in African food. He is a pretty new caterer and is used to doing more informal events where as our wedding is very formal. So this served as some concern for my in-laws even though they werent being asked to pay for anything. Because of this they decided to get their own caterer and cook for 200 ppl. Mind you my guest list is 500. So this isnt half of the people, so I was unclear of where the 200 number came from.
When FI told me this I was FURIOUS! Because Nigerian weddings are already super huge and it will take a lot of effort to keep my event classy and I just feel like having 2 different caterers will just ADD to the confusion and cause extra mayhem. I HATE this idea. A huge part of me just wants to tell ALL of the parents to just sit back and WE will handle the catering but we simply can NOT afford it in addition to everything else we are paying for. We are having a meeting with our planner and our parents in the next 4 weeks, but I’m just so annoyed that it had to get to this point. I just wished our parents just listened to our wishes instead of doing whatever it was that THEY wanted to do.
Sorry for the long post I just needed to vent. Has anybody else dealt with anything like this? Any advice at all?