- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2015
So me and my future SIL don’t really get on so well. She’s 36 and behaves like she’s 17, and fits rights into the ‘old trying to be young’ category. She likes ‘vintage’ (of course they’re not vintage because cakes and dresses you buy new aren’t vintage the same was giraffes are not elephants) stuff, which I hate for the most part.
Buuut My mum’s friend runs a vintage crockery business. But I’m not talking about ugly faux vintage, this is proper vintage stuff from as early as the 1800’s and it’s all really classy and beautiful. She is like an auntie to me and she told me that I can have anything I want (on loan obviously) for free. I usually hate the whole mismatched teacups thing but I’m hoping to e corporate to not my wedding. I’ve literally just started planning, so I don’t have a colour scheme or a location or anything. I’m still in the Pinterest board stages ( though I made an inspiration scrapbook thing, because I’m very sad).
The problem: In an effort to bond with my SIL(she is a bridesmaid), I met up with her and Barbie (BFF and MOH) for a coffee tonight. It was kind of a spur of the moment thing, I wrote a long, whiney post about how much I hate my SIL and felt guilty. I invited Barbie because I knew she’d keep me calm and I’d have a laugh if she was there.
I was telling them about the crockery and asked them how they thought I could work it in, seeing as they know I hate that twee vintage style that’s so popular right now.
So we started talking about weddings and I actually think things are going well until SIL tells us she wants to help us out with the wedding by baking us cupcakes as favours. I mentioned I want an edible favour ( nobody wants a pint glass with my and FH’s names on it, I get it) and I guess she got the wrong idea.
Here’s the thing, her cakes aren’t very good. The cake itself is usually dry as hell, and the icing is thick and claggy and overly sweet. SIL’s cakes always have loads of icing on them and they are way sickening and don’t taste nice. I don’t want to give them to my guests. I was actually thinking of just little boxes with four chocolates inside from this amazing chocolatier my parents used for the wedding (I was 8 when they got married).
I know that the quality will be inconsistent too. Some of her cupcakes are always smaller than others, and if I lay them out its not going to look very good or proffessional, is it?
I know there was a post similar to this ages ago. But me and my SIL don’t get on and I know she’ll see this as a slight. I can’t even lie and tell her that I already have favours because she knows I don’t. If I tell her I have my heart set on chocolates she’s probably going to think I’m making excuses.
Please don’t suggest that I put them in a dessert buffet or something because I don’t want her nasty cupcakes anywhere near my wedding. Or my engagement party. Or my hen night. I’m not having a bridal shower.