- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
We are getting married in Iowa. We live in Colorado. We both have big families, so we knew are wedding would be pretty darn big but this is getting out of hand. My mother sent me a list of names with address… perfect, but there were several names on the list that I didn’t even know. I think they are her friends from work, but these are people I have never met before. I know she wants to invite them since she was invited to their children’s weddings, but come on. She also informed me that she wanted us to send her 6-10 blank invites that she may or may not send to other potential guests… aslo people I am sure I do not know. We are making the invites ourselves and we’ve made 80 made and right at 80 to send out. If she wants more then we have to buy more supplies and make more. I think she’s going over board. I wanted a lower key wedding with all my friends and family, not a grand ball with tons of strangers. I don’t want to fight with my mom about it for lots of reasons, but mainly because she was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer and has been off work recieving treatments for the last 7 months. She jus started back to work, but she’s still getting radiation and planning this wedding has been the main thing really keeping her going. I also desperately need her help since she is in Iowa and I am in Colorado. Also she and my dad have offered to help us with the bill. If they weren’t helping us out we definitely wouldn’t be having such a big event. We’re trying to pay for it all ourselves, but their taste is way fancier than ours and we just cannot afford it. What can I do? Maybe nothing. I guess I just needed to vent a little. It’s late, maybe I should just go to bed and sleep it off. I’m sure I’ll feel better about it in the morning.