Post # 1
My fiancée wanted a certain limo so he was paying for it. His parents offered to pay for it and he agreed. Now I’ve learned that the Father-In-Law and a plus one will be riding in the limo with the bridal party from the church to the reception. Any tactful advice on how to get them out of the limo? For 3 years I had a great relationship with FIL; lately, I everything is a tug of war. Family planning meetings haven’t helped 🙁
Post # 2
Can you book a black car service for just yourself and your Fiance and keep the limo for the bridal party plus Father-In-Law and guest? You could say that you want to have some alone time during the ride to the reception and had second thoughts about being with everyone. Just a thought.
Post # 3
Wildwon: this is what we did:
2-8 person limos for the wedding party.
1 40 passenger limo bus for shuttling all family between the hotel and venue.
This is what happens when someone else pays. If you were already having a power struggle, taking FFILs money was a bad idea.
You can either give him his money back, or rent your own car to take.
Post # 4
You have to pick your battles when wedding planning. although it’s irritating you is it that serious to turn it into a big deal? I’m on your side but for your sanity I would try to let it go. try to look at the flip side. Your fiancé is getting the limo he really wanted and you don’t have to paY for it. at the end of the day your marrying the man you love and don’t let a little limo issue get you down. All the best!
Post # 5
Are you taking bridal party portraits in between the church and reception? You can tel Future Father-In-Law that the pictures would take awhile and so it wouldn’t be a good idea that he be in the limo?
Post # 6
Thank you for your responses. They’ve given me something to think about.