- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Plan a wedding with someone who has such a different outlook on how it should go, but is the person paying for it so you’re stuck with having to consider their opinion on everything. My parents are paying for our whole wedding, despite the fact I tried to refuse many times. I’m grateful for it, but it’s a giant headache.
Seriously- we disagree on how much alcohol people should drink. I said 2 bottles of wine with dinner for 8 people (so they could choose red or white), and a cash bar. They said, 1 glass of wine with dinner and a max of 3 drinks and then the bartender would cut people off. (Apparently we can’t trust grown adults to plan their rides if they drink) (our reception is 7 hours long, so consider that)
We diagree on my fiance’s attire. He’s wearing a black suit – they said navy was better. Well sorry, he owns a black suit and black suits don’t mean funerals!
We sent our invites out at 3 months (they think this was crazy late!), but despite the catering contract says they need final numbers within 2 weeks of the wedding date, they seem to think we need them now. Well, the RSVP deadline is a month out.
Why do I need a toast to the bride – why can’t I just have the usual dad speech? And, why does the toast need to be done by someone who is a public speaker and not my dad?!? I’m not looking for a nice toast or speech – just something heartfelt.
We’re doing cupcakes and a small cake, and apparently that was a no-no.
I’m not doing a leaving the reception outfit – this is a travesty since apparently the bride can’t possibly leave the reception in her dress.