(Closed) Family woes-am I alone?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@keltikate: Have you explained all that to your parents?

Yes you have the right to be slighted. Sounds like she hijacked everything! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@keltikate:No they are not taking away from your weekend, they are being considerate of the guests. It’s a recession and some people may not want to spend $500.00 for the hotel, travel expeses and a wedding gift. Rearrange the schedule a bit and thank your parents for being such lovely people. There is really no need for the meet and greet. Maybe you can change the RD to the night before the wedding. You can still have the morning after brunch but have it catered at your parents house or somewhere close and you and DH can drive to the guest instead of everyone coming to you. Ths will save some money and can allow you to splurge in other areas if you desire. You should thank your parents, give them a big hug and kiss for helping you with this. Maybe you can have welcome bags, lunch served at the house or a nice activity planned after brunch to make the guest feel extra special. I hope you feel better=)

EDIT: You only get one day and not a weekend. If you insist on the weekend you have planned you should be ready to pull out your checkbook and foot the bill. It’s a wedding and it’s one day, the amount that you are asking people to spend is a not a small amount to everyone.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

@keltikate:Did you get a chance to talk to your parents? I hope everything worked out for you. I’m sure they were coming from a place of love and not trying to slight you. Best wishes.

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