(Closed) What Project Did You Give to Your Mother in Law?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
14337 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My Mother-In-Law lives a 4 hours flight away also.  I wasnt really able to involve her, but she had full run of the rehearsal dinner planning.

Post # 4
4824 posts
Honey bee

She negotiated the hotel block and arranged bus transportation to and from the reception and hotel for the guests.

I also sent her emails asking her advice on things that were simple. Like which necklace she liked. Mostly I just sent her updating emails with pics etc so she felt like she was part of the process.

I also let her pick out a card box. She got a cute bird cage. 

She lived in MA, I lived in CA and the reception was in CT. 

Post # 5
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

All we’re asking is that she shows up in appropriate clothing and doesn’t embarrass herself or us. Seriously.

Post # 6
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

She wanted to be crafty, so she made all the flower cones we used as decoration on the pews. She came up with several options, I picked what I liked best and she made them.

Post # 7
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

My Future Mother-In-Law really, really wants to help, so we’ve asked her to do the hotel research for us. Maybe yours could also help with ideas for centerpieces/flowers? Transportation’s another option. If you’re doing a next day brunch, maybe researching that?

Post # 8
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@thursdayschild:  Hahahahah I’m sorry but that made me laugh.Out loud.

Post # 9
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My Future Mother-In-Law was complaining about how she was not involved in our wedding planning and she got to plan her other DILs rehearsal dinner so I gave her full run of the rehearsal dinner. All After I did this, she said it would be too “stressful” to plan and told me to plan it by myself. Since I am planning 100% of the wedding by myself because my mom hates weddings, I planned it by cancelling it altogether- now she no longer asks about wedding stuff.

Post # 11
741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Um, mine is pretty much planning the whole thing, ha… She lives where we are getting married, so it’s helpful if she sets up the vendors and such. She’s such a great woman….

Post # 12
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@thursdayschild:  Exacltly what we did, and it was still too much to ask:(

Post # 13
3847 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

We told her she could go to Hell!  She is an absolute hellhound and I couldn’t resist. 🙂

Post # 14
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine had the rehearsal, wine making and I let her throw me a shower. 

Post # 15
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve asked mine for a guest list with full names and addresses.  Still not complete.  Ugh.

Post # 16
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m in a very similar situation. Future Mother-In-Law is very far away… 

We haven’t involved her with the wedding planning at all… but she has COMPLETE control of the rehearsal dinner. She seems content.

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