- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Let me start off and say I have great future in-laws very different from my family but their good.
Background info- My fiance and I have been planning our wedding ourselves almost every last detail is done with our wedding only down to being 34 days away! My fiance and his family is from New Zealand and the wedidng is in America (where I’m from) we decided to have our wedding there as my family isn’t keen on travelling what-so-ever and we wanted the ‘American’ wedding.
Down to the Rant- FMIL insists on making it more New Zealand-ery and we’ve told her it’s an American wedding we’re having our table numbers in Maori(their family heritage) so that was something and on all of our staionary from STD, invitation suites, programs, OOT guest booklet, place cards, picture frames all of a koru symbol in honour of their heritage and family traditions. I thought I was including their family stuff well with four weeks before the wedding FMIL doesn’t think it’s enough! She has this calendar of different NZ pictures and she wants to display them at the wedding on a table so I guess my family can look and read them and she spent $100+ on these dumb kiwi bird things where their hands are squeezed together and you can buy a pack of 10 for $10 at the cheap shops and I hate them! It’s a piece of junk in all honesty. What is an adult suppose to do with that? We already have our favors picked out and everything else.
It’s just she’s trying to add her little piece to the wedding and so far my fiance and I haven’t agreed with her on the things she comes up with. I just wish she understood what a formal spring wedding meants and our colors are yellow and white nothing else.
Okay. I’m much better now. Anyone else have these types of problems when others try to suggest things that just aren’t your cup of tea?
In the end we’ll let her have her way because she has spent so much money on those kiwi birdy things and we’d never hear the end of it if we didn’t do what she wanted. sad it’s like that. Thinking of having them in a basket on the guest book table and have a sign say something where if they’d like to take one they can. Any suggestions on wording?
Thanks to those who read and ‘listened’. Cheers!