- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
My Future Mother-In-Law wants to make the rehearsal dinner great. She’s excited and she has a lot of ideas.
The complicating factor is that MY parents are hosting, pretty much. The wedding is in our hometown, and we have a nice house that they love to show off. They insisted on having the rehearsal dinner at our place. Future Mother-In-Law is pretty much just paying for catering. It will be pretty large party for a rehearsal dinner, at least 25 people and as many as 60, depending on the out of town guests.
I want the rehearsal dinner to be casual. The catering is BBQ. I want cornhole, casual dress, relaxing, NO STRESS.
At my shower a couple weeks ago, Future Mother-In-Law said something about gathering together Mason jars for people to drink out of during the rehearsal dinner. Now, I know Mason jars are cute and wedding-blogtastic. However, when I imagine the logistics involved in these Mason jars during the days before the wedding, I start to get stressed out. Future Mother-In-Law will have to load boxes of jars in her car, transport them to my hometown, unload them at our house, wash them, and find a place to keep them. They don’t stack! All within 72 hours of the wedding. That stresses me out!
To me, casual means Solo cups and beer from cans. It might sound less classy and less country-cool than the uber-trendy Mason jars, but I am more than willing to sacrifice aesthetics for the reduced stress. In fact, I am very UNWILLING to sacrifice a low stress level for aesthetics I don’t care about.
Do you all think this is a battle worth fighting, or will it just create problems if i bring it up? Do you think I’m overreacting about the stress and logistics involved in the Mason jars? I just can’t imagine a way for Future Mother-In-Law to take care of all the logistics involved in the Mason jars (packing, unpacking, washing, setting out, washing, repacking) without using our house and getting in the way of other things that will need to be done during the final 72 hours.