Post # 1
With three weeks to go until our wedding, I have gotten to the point where every one of our parents has individually decided that they are dead set on driving me nuts! They are all really trying to be helpful in their own way. I appriciate everything they are doing for us. I love them so much, but I think I will love them much more after we are done with the wedding.
My mom, to start, is a very good hostess. She really thinks of everything. This leads to a never ending parade of questions, and a bit of over kill. “Are you sure you want white mints? Everything else is ivory.” I really hope she takes some time to enjoy it when it comes.
My dad is kind of the opposite. He isn’t paniced at all. He has one job left, which is asking his brother to help with Eucharist at the Mass. I don’t care if it happens or not. If it doesn’t, the priest will serve everyone, and it is not the end of the world. It would just be nice to have the help to move things faster. At three weeks out, with programs that need to be printed, no idea if it will happen.
Future Mother-In-Law is very good about coming to our defense on our decisions. Nice to have someone in our corner. At the same time, she kind of takes a small statement and blows it up. I mentioned 3 weeks after our invites went out that we weren’t getting in RSVPs as fast as I would like, but we have three weeks left, no big deal. This turns into her e-mailing EVERYONE on their guest list going on how the “bride is worried.” It kind of really got way out of proportion very quickly.
FFIL wants us to spend more time with the family that will be visiting from far away. That’s great, but he wants to turn my simple Thursday night dinner with visiting friends (8 people max) to 24 people. The same family will be at the rehersal dinner, the wedding, and Sunday brunch. My FI has backed me up on not wanting to deal with that many people that many days in a row. We compromised with breakfast on Friday.
Anyone else have any stories about how family is getting a bit batty in the final days until their wedding?
Post # 2
Misswhowedding: I love my Mom soooooooo much…but I could do without her daily good morning text in which she advises me exactly how many days until the wedding. This began about 80 days out and we are now at 5 days. Lol. I know she is just so excited and so am I, but some days the reminder is like an annoying ticking clock telling me how little time I have left to get everything taken care of. Now this past week or so every text has been over the top sappy telling me how much she loves me, is proud of me, how my Fiance will cry when he sees me, how this wedding will be the most beautiful day ever experienced on the face of the Earth, and on and on and on.
Post # 3
sillysillybee: I don’t think I have talked to my mom in the past month that does not include something about the wedding. 🙂 It’s all positive, but we use to talk about other things too.
Post # 4
Misswhowedding: LOL I would have TOTALLY related to this post a couple months ago. lol it’s slightly irritating when its happening, and then freaking hilarious once its over lol. Glad all your parents are enjoying the “process” and supportive though!! Darling Husband and I have 7 parents between us and luckily only 1 was difficult, but the rest made up for his ridiculousness 🙂
sillysillybee: hahaha! Good morning texts, thats so cute… but would have totally freaked me out the week before too! My Maid/Matron of Honor did that every second day lol. My step-mom, every time I saw her (which was at least 3 times a day every day) for the week leading up to our wedding, told me how “FREAKING EXCITED” she was, and how its gonna be SO MUCH FUN!!!!! lol it was really sweet, but got to be a bit much. Like what if she didnt have fun?!?! what if it was a total flop!! That’s a lot of pressure! lol. Hope your wedding day is really great though! Get ready to re-hash the whole day with everyone for the next 2 months, I got married a month ago and its still all anyone will talk to me about… well that and if I’m pregnant yet lol
Post # 5
I was feeling pretty down that I’m doing this whole thing on my own (with a bit of help from my dude). But, I guess maybe I’m blessed to be able to do what I want without having anyone getting mad about my choices. My father is dead and my mother has made it perfectly clear (by completely ignoring me) that she doesn’t care. My fiancee’s parents just found out yesterday (great mother’s day gift!) that we’re getting married. Not sure how, or if she’s going to ask a lot of questions or wants to help. We’ll see, I guess.
My advice is to just enjoy the fun. Try not to get too stressed out. 🙂