- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2017
Currently dealing with a few judgmental parents in various areas of my wedding planning process. Curious what fellow bees have had to deal with and how they handled the situation?
A few bullets of what I’m trying to deal with — trying to be grace under pressure.
- My mother recently started getting more involved, after being against my engagement and wedding for some time. She’s been asking who is handling food, the the menu is, and recently asked about our venue. Upon seeing it, she kept making comments it wasn’t good enough. Granted, she also wasn’t helpful when I initially went to look at venues, didn’t seem to care what I picked… but now is saying why don’t I go for a big hotel. I’d love to – if I had the budget. But she and my father haven’t been helping much, and I have limited help on groom’s side, so I’m working with what I have.
- FI’s mother has also been giving some strong opinions as to how the ceremony should be, why aren’t we doing it in a church (its going to be an outside beach wedding), etc. She asks the questions over and over and I’ve tried being polite but there are def points where I want to just hang up and not talk to anyone about it.
- My parents and even my sister also judge how much the wedding is costing, even with it being budget-friendly. I’d understand if they were helping to pay and had a say but it’s been more judging than helping.
Advice? What have you had to handle? Vent away with me -_-“