- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
So my wedding is this weekend, as in 5 days from now! And of course there are some last minute dramas. Yesterday there was one in particular that I found rather annoying. My mom has a friend from out of state who is coming in for the weekend. They have two young kids (though they aren’t babies, around 10 yrs old). We decided to have a no children wedding which they knew and understood, and we helped them arrange a babysitter for the wedding since they aren’t local. We also invited them to the rehearsal dinner as we offerred to all of the out of town guests who were going to be in the area on Friday.
They then had the gall to ask if they could bring their kids to the rehearsal dinner. I thought this was sort of rude, but checked with Future Mother-In-Law anyways who is hosting it, and she said that she hadn’t invited any children. So I let them know, and my mom got really mad at me! I explained to her that several of FI’s cousins have kids and they are not bringing them, so we have to be fair to everyone. Also I told her that I was a bit offended she was upset about it, because these are just friends of theirs and they asked so late in the game.
Of course my mom then gets on her high horse and says well if my Future Mother-In-Law is going to stick to the guns, she will too and not extend an invitation to FI’s Uncle’s family for the breakfast she is hosting the day after the wedding, since they are not staying at the hotel. In fairness, the breakfast is going to be in the restaurant of the hotel, and the front desk clerk was going to give everyone on our room block list a gift certificate to usefor breakfast (paid for by my mom). FI’s uncle decided to book a room at a different hotel for some reason. Anyway, I don’t blame her for not wanting to invite them as we can’t be responsible for every last person if they book at different places, but I could also say the same for the kids situation. Its just the fact that she decided this as a result of Future Mother-In-Law not inviting her friends kids to me seemed really petty and so annoying!
Now I’m nervous Future Mother-In-Law will be offended if her brother shows up to the breakfast and doesn’t have a certificate. Sorry this is so long, we’re just in crunch mode and stupid things like this seem so insignificant in the long run.