(Closed) Advice on how to avoid offending MIL re invite?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
7229 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@temporary:  “Oh I am going to try my very best to be there as early as possible, but I have X and Y and Z to do before I can leave. And of course, gas prices are so expensive! Oh and your dear son is always so very tired after work, I would hate to have him drive there & back all by his lonesome! Oh dear… maybe it’s best for him if I wait until he’s home. I’ll discuss it with him and see what he thinks.”

Post # 4
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

“I have plans to lunch with a friend so I’ll just arrive with FH.”

Post # 5
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@beachbride1216:  +1

And then immediately go make lunch plans so it’s not a lie.

Post # 6
11343 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

She is your Mother-In-Law, and there will be other people there besides the two of you.  Would it be so bad to go early and spend some time getting to know some of your DH’s family better? I definitely can see why you would feel uncomfortable about doing this, but I also think it would be a very nice gesture on your part to go early. You might be pleasantly surprised at the outcome.  🙂

Post # 7
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Brielle:  Agreed.


 But if you really feel uncomfortable, then I would have Darling Husband tell his mom that he prefers that you go with him and come together. That seems to work with people I know.


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