Post # 1
My mom, my FMIL, and myself were all planning on going up to columbus to go dress shopping for them on Friday. We were suppossed to meet up with my cousin/MOH. FI just talked to his mom and she said that she wasn’t going because she didn’t have the money to buy a dress. She has known since april about the wedding and since June that we were going to Columbus. I’m just really upset because I see where her priorities are. She is a chain smoker and that’s where all of her money goes. She just sent him a text because she heard me getting upset about her not going when they were talking and she said she would go and now all a sudden she has money. I know he’s going to lend her money and it’s so frustrating because she blows the extra money she gets on crap. The wedding is in 6 months and I just wanted everything done by December at the very latest.
Sorry bees, I just needed to vent.
Post # 3
Thats too bad. I’m sorry that I can’t really give you any advise. My FMIL is pretty much a saint but hopefully everything works out for you.
How much is a MOB/G dress anyways? The ones my mom is looking at are mostly around $100. I think thats a small price to pay for your child’s wedding.
Post # 4
FI said about $40-$50 I was like seriously? No, it will be between $100-$150 max. She’s on section 8 housing and food stamps and doesn’t get a lot of money left over but what she does have left over, she spends it on everyone else. She is a good FMIL but this is irritates me.
Post # 5
Kind of sounds like my FMIL, so I feel your pain. My FMIL spends THOUSANDS on dumb-ass time shares (that’s a long story right there) and spends tons of money on her neices and nephew, but she can’t afford to do anything for the wedding. When we first got engaged she was all “oh I’ll pay for X, Y, and Z!!” then she said she wouldn’t pay for anything…now she’s back on to paying for certain things. FREAKIN MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!!
Post # 6
As irritating as it may be, you can’t really expect her to quit smoking for your wedding.
At least if she comes with you and buys the dress with money from your FI, she won’t be wasting that money on crap and she will have her dress lined up for the wedding before December.
Post # 7
One of those situations where there is little you can do, but go ahead and vent, honey. You can’t keep that in! We’re here if you need us. 🙂