(Closed) Advice on Dealing with the future inlaws, especially a Dadzilla!

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
4244 posts
Honey bee

My advice would be to not accept their money, so you can have the wedding you want without people dictating to you what to do. If you take their money, then they’re going to want to have a say in how you spend it.

If his family is trying to book accomadations without anthing being confirmed, that’s their problem and not yours- especially if you don’t even have a date booked!

Post # 3
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Take a deep breath, pour a glass of wine and sit down with your fiance to make a game plan. Ask them for what dates they can do first, tell them that you can tell them accomodations AFTER they give you dates. That way you can book a venue and pick a hotel, then you can tell them the hotel. Wedding planning has an unfortunate tendency to bring out hte selfish in people, which is why it is good to make a plan with your fiance first, then reach out to family about what you will be doing. Don’t let anyone steamroll you!


GOOD LUCK and if all else fails…. elope to Bali!

Post # 4
4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’ve mastered the smile and nod. I just say, “We’ll take that into consideration” for opinions and then we do what we want, within reason. Also, I would not accept their money if it comes with strings attached.

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