(Closed) Any opinionated parents contribute to wedding despite couple making decisions?

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Shkragoldfish:  The best course of action would be to either ask them for a $ amount and get them to hand it over to use as you see fit.  Or, try asking them to pay for specific things like your photographer and your bar that they won’t have an emotional stake in.  Rather than fight against them, try to negate them.

Post # 5
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Shkragoldfish:  I would simply decline their offer and pay for it yourselves.  If your Mother-In-Law wants to host a shower for you though, she calls the shots.  You shouldn’t have any part in planning or paying for your bridal shower.  Just a heads up!

Curious though – why would you be willing to have a separate wedding to their tastes?  Seems like a lot of wasted time and money.  Not to mention, who would attend this wedding if their family is attending your actual wedding?

Post # 6
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My man and I haven’t told any family we’re getting married until we plan a majority of it. That way when the time comes him and I are already prepared the with details and have the resources to pay. I don’t mind input from family, I can stand my ground. lol

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