Post # 1
At the moment I am so completely frustrated with my FILs (Really FMIL)!!! They have changed the Rehearsal Dinner location 100 times. I just find out that the place they thought they wanted (probably the 10th option) is now booked (NO SUPRISE THERE!) Turns out they were trying to haggle over price and someone else “swooped” in and paid the asking price.
Now we are back to square one and I am so frustrated. I wanted to print up cute little welcome packets with all the wedding weekend information on it to go in our OOT bags. I have all the details EXCEPT for the RD. I also have tons of people asking me and I feel like an idiot saying I don’t know. People are asking about invites and thinking they aren’t invited. His family has known about this wedding for over a year and they offered to host the RD from the beginning. I just don’t understand how they can be so lazy about this. It’s stressing me out!!!
Post # 3
Oy I’d be stressed out too. I would have your FI talk to them and if it doesn’t get figured out by a certain time, would it be possible for you and your FI to take it on yourselves?
Post # 4
@Pupperoni: He has, I have, and my parents have. They always have a reason why they can’t book something. And unfortunately no we don’t
Post # 5
can you FI give them a little push? let them know that Charleston in June is busy and you need to get the ball rolling on this one or at least let you know if you need to make other arrangements?
My In-Laws waited till the last couple weeks to book as well – luckily they got it done without me having to step in but its frustrating when you have control over everything but that.
Post # 6
@totheislnds: He’s been trying SO HARD.
My other post got cut off but I was trying to include in that, that they originally had said they could help with flowers, but then they practically refused to address the subject again. We would ask, “so can you help” and his mom would respond with, “did you here blah blah blah” so irritating.
They don’t listen to common sense. I gave them a list of available places with prices and everything a year ago, then I did the same thing a few months ago, then I did it again last month. They don’t listen to anyone!!!
Post # 7
Why do they keep changing the location?
Post # 8
Oh man, my in laws are the same! The wedding is the first week of July and they have done absolutely nothing in regard to the RD. ZERO planning. It’s so frustrating. I hope your ILs get a handle on things soon and stop dicking around. You shouldn’t have to worry about silly stuff like that when you’ve been busting your hump planning the whole wedding.
Post # 9
I would do all the leg work, find 2-3 places that can accomodate you in their price range and give it to them. Tell them they have 1 week to settle it or you guys will have one at McDonalds and explain to the guest why it’s being held at a FF place. LOL
Post # 10
exactly what @KoiKove: said. that is what i had to do. i sent them a list of places, price ranges, sample menus. had them pick one. then i made and printed and sent out the invites. love the FILs to death, but organization is not their strong suit.