(Closed) Wedding traditions and big vs. small families

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

If they are willing to pay the extra for the all the “fancy” stuff great! Future-in-laws go for it, I say. However since it sounds as though they are merely contributing a little to the whole wedding/reception fund. Have your sandwiches, salad and cake; if your Fiance will agree to it. A nice dinner is about the company and the celebration. Food does not make the party, the people whom you celebrate with do.



Post # 4
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would say there is nothing wrong with casual food. Its not about food! My mom was really into the idea of a sit down meal but Fiance and I wanted nothing of the sorts. In reality we’re going to have more food and drinks (for the same amount of money because our venue has a minimum that we’ve agreed to) with casual grab and walk around food than a sit down meal. For the same amount of money we were looking at casual food and drinks for 125 or just food, no drinks. It was a no brainer for me! Plus I hate stuffy seating charts, it takes the fun out of mingling and enjoying yourself at the reception. It should be fun, right?

Post # 5
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think you need to just accept that this is what your Fiance and his family, which are contributing to the wedding payment want. If his parents were insisting on a sit down dinner with no contribution to the costs, then they would have no ground to stand on, but since they are contributing to the costs you have to bend to them in some ways. The day isn’t all about you, its about your Fiance and both your families too.

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