(Closed) engagement party disaster

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I think you should keep everything as is.  Your parents knew about the party being planned (I assume?) and had plenty of opportunities to offer to throw you guys a party themselves.  To me, it sounds like too little, too late on their end and if you and you’re Fiance are happy with the way the party is going to be, then don’t change anything..Maybe give your parents a few specific party-related tasks (slideshow of pics from when you guys were small, favors, etc) so they feel more involved?

Post # 4
2641 posts
Sugar bee

I’m with rungurl10.  If your parents want to throw the party, do they have money they want to contribute?  If so, they, there is actually a bigger party…your wedding… they can sink their teeth into.  Are you close to your aunt?  Do you get along with her?  If so, I think you should explain to your parents that you still have a relationship with her, and that you want to stay out of their dispute.  And accept the generosity of your loving aunt.  She is still your family, after all.  And really, if she did do this to be a thorn in their side, I think the best thing for your parents to do, is gleefully thank her for taking the job off their hands.  She’s just looking for them to be stewing over it.

If by chance your FI’s family isn’t hosing the Rehearsal Dinner, perhaps your parents can take charge of that party.

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