- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
My future Mother-In-Law is always whining about something not being the way she wants it or not being a part of it, you get the pt (literally asked 4 times about coming with us to pick out furniture)…
Well she comes from a rich family, but aint anywhere near rich herself (actually going thru a foreclosure due to spending money on everything but bills tryin to keep up with the jones’).
I know etiquette says usually moms, MILS, dont host showers, so from the beginning I told my girls not to include my mom or Mother-In-Law. Well… due to some major BS, my bridesmaids decided they werent gonna pay for the whole shower and asked my mom to cover the rest…couple hundred bucks… Well Mother-In-Law found out, and now confronted me this evening about why she was not included and she wants to help. (To be honest I didnt include her bc of her situation, etiquette, and the way she made my baby shower a nightmare bc she chipped in a whooping 40 bucks).
I didnt want to get into the Bridesmaids drama so I kept it light and said if she wanted to she could talk to my mom about giving her money or something. Then she goes on asking “Well OMG will it say whos paying on the invitations too?!! Now I have to give money” So its not like she wants to help at all, its like she just wants her name includded to make it seem like she paid.
What to do? bc the next thing is its not really fair for me to get my mom a gift, and bridesmaids for spending about 8x as much as she, but make the invites RSVP to her or whatever (more than likely what shes expecting). My mom always bends over backwards to make her happy and will want me to knucle but I am so sick of it.