Would this annoy you?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@jessyrez: I really think it’s just that generation. When we got married, my parents said they’d pay for the whole wedding…and gave us $3k 😀 I didn’t bother mentioning the average wedding cost is upwards of 20k. My MIL said we shouldn’t have a wedding reception because she and DH’s dad only had an ice cream and cake reception in the church basement and it was still too exhausting to “do the deed” afterwards…like seriously?? Why the heck are you telling me that? Anyway, we just chose to laugh it off and think of how crazy our daughter will think we are someday when we try to give her wedding advice! Good luck and have the wedding you want with no guilt– like you said, it’s what you and your FI have chosen to value and invest in! 

Post # 4
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Opinions are like assholes — everyone has got one. She’s just got an opinion that differs from yours. I’d just let it roll.

Post # 5
4867 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

YES. My MIL did this with all the stuff my parents paid for, “I would have never paid that much for a dress.” “Wow, well I’m sure all those flowers will cost a bundle!” “You know, your FIL and I just went to the courthouse with our parents.”


Of course, this would be immediately be followed by a conversation where she would try to tack onto our guest list because every person she’s ever met NEEDED to be there. And never saw the irony in that.

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