- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
This weekend, I spent a good chunk of time taking care of wedding crap with my Future Mother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law. At one point we were at Hobby Lobby and my Future Mother-In-Law turned to me and said, “We need to go ahead and pick out ribbon for your pews.”
“What do you mean?” I asked her, and she said, “You need ribbon for the bows that go on your pews!”
O.M.G. I’m totally NOT cluttering up my beautiful 150-year-old pews with ribbon bows, but I didn’t know how to tell Future Mother-In-Law this without making it sound like I hated her idea. Trying to be diplomatic I said, “Well, I haven’t really thought about what I’d like to do for pew decorations yet (lie) but I don’t think I want bows.”
“Well… what DO you want then? I’ve always done bows for weddings!!” she said.
I pretended like I had not put much thought into the idea but came up with it on a whim, and said, “What about like, flowers in a mason jar, and then a ribbon tied around the neck of the mason jar to hang it off the pew?”
Future Mother-In-Law LITERALLY opened her mouth in horror and then covered it with her hand and shook her head. “I… wouldn’t do that. I’ve never SEEN that,” she said, and then repeated: “Mason jars??” LOLLLLLLLL. I have no idea where to go from here; clearly she hates the idea of mason jars, but I CANNOT let them put tulle ribbon bows on my pews. I just died at her reaction to the mason jars; you’d have thought I suggested hanging dead chickens from the pews.