So much for "no family interference," ha ha

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

You poor thing… We are facing the same situation with the ceremony being super short and rolling straight into the reception. We are getting married at 6:15pm and plan to have drinks and canapes served immediately afterwards, at about 6:45pm. We are blessed, though, as everyone has been super supportive of our decision and thinks it sounds awesome. We are having a first look and the family photography done before the ceremony, with only a few photos at the location itself. Easy peasy!

Tell them to mind their own. They don’t have to come if they don’t want to… You’ll be saving the cost of both their food and their drink! 

xox

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

prahajess:  our wedding is at 5 with cocktail hour/pics and reception at same venue and our dancing pretty much starts at 9. We’re having a 3-course plated meal and the 2 short speeches/toasts will be during the meal. Do you have a ceremony/reception timeline? If you have one and have vetted it, just ignore these ppl and don’t give them more info maybe. They seem like the type to just want to criticize everything w/o basis. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

What interfering so and so’s! If they are worried their kids will be hungry then feed them before hand!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Well done you for standing your ground and only making a little compromise! Of course you won’t be eating dinner as late as 9pm even if you’d gone for a 6pm ceremony! 

People are totally weird about timings. When planning my previous wedding we picked what we thought was the most sensible time for everyone. A short, civil ceremony at 12.30 which allowed out of town guests to get there, us to get ready without a horrendous rush and then a sensibly timed afternoon reception. At a venue less than 2 minute’s walk down the road.

Then out of the blue, my FMIL suddenly announced that this was far too late. Why people would starve if they had to wait until 1.30pm for their lunch. Like that might be 4 whole hours since they’d had breakfast! The idea that a wedding party which contained no children might be so malnourished that they’d not cope with this timeline was ridiculous. We refused to budge. So FMIL brought SANDWICHES to the ceremony.  

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

prahajess:  Don’t beat yourself up. Sometimes the daftness of the interference just takes you to a point beyond reasonability! Also, it does not harm for people to get the occasional short, sharp response!

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