Post # 1
While discussing decorations for the recepetion with FMIL last night, she brought up the fact that FSIL’s wedding was decorated beautifully and everyone has said they’ve never seen our venue decorated more beautifully than that!! **Insert eyeroll and smothered laughter** That is, until last summer when another couple had their wedding there and apparently it now holds the most-beautiful-decor trophy.
After that she told me about how it was decorated, which I already knew because FI, FMIL, FFIL and I all attended, although she insisted that none of us had gone and she had heard this all from a coworker. Then she told me about how we better start shopping hardcore for bulk tulle, flowers, etc, etc, because we want it to be at least as good as theirs, and hands me 5 coupons for Michael’s with instructions to get a bolt of tulle with each one.
I’m all about letting her take over the decorating, as long as it fits my taste, because compared to her, I don’t give a rip how it looks (this is not true compared to normal people!). Anyone else have someone who is way way more into your planning than you are?? Is my FMIL out of her mind?
Post # 3
This sounds hilarious! I am totally picturing your FMIL with spandex and a sweat band around her head running a 100 meter dash with a bolt of tulle in her hand!
I think some families – especially if they know a lot of people in town – are really into topping the last wedding b/c they know they’ll be the talk of the town! It’s really silly, but if you don’t hate her plans, let her "run" with it!
Post # 4
The funny part is she will definitely be in her workout clothes to decorate, and we will be starting at 7 am, two days before the wedding! Well, she will be… I will be at work lol!
Post # 5
I’d let her have at the decorating if you really don’t care how it looks. You might want to limit her to one bolt of tulle per Michael’s visit, though.
Post # 6
That is too hilarious! Luckily, my FMIL has a very hands off approach so far. Is what she is describing and envisioning fitting in with YOUR vision?
Post # 7
I have a family member whose getting married a few months after me & I feel the competition and brainstorming will start the second everyone gets a peak at my wedding in October – however, I am going for an intimate small sophisticated wedding and FH & I are older combined then the other couple – so it will be totally different scenes regardless – so I could care less! LOL! But yeah, everything I say it turns into a comparison to someone’s previous or future wedding – Im like, seriously, its my wedding & could care less about the other ones!
Post # 8
Some people are too funny! Oh well, if it makes her happy. Buy her the tulle and let her go to town!
I’m in the "whatever" category. The venue I booked does a complete wedding package, including flowers, cake, food, sound system, decorations, ice sculpture (!), everything. I just had to taste things and give them my colours and numbers. Other than that, I just have to show up. I’m a slacker bride, and proud of it.
Post # 9
People should do what matters to them; not to impress other people