(Closed) Family Drama…. Am I the only one ?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Just about everyone goes through this.  I am paying for the vast majority of my wedding, but it hasn’t stopped the unsolicited opinions.  You know what they say, “opinions are like a..holes, everyone has one”.  Smile and don’t solicit opinions on anything until payment is due.  It just comes with the territory.

Post # 4
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541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You definately aren’t alone. FI’s parents are the similiar–they have an opinion on everything– we should rent a bus to transport people to the wedding since it is 15 minute drive from the hotel, we need a honeymoon, why are you sending save the dates and what are they, etc.  What I find funny is that they have all these opinions and ideas, but aren’t contributing a dime to pay for them.

I just give them an “I’ll think about it” or “I’ll look into it” and never bring it up again.

 

Post # 5
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree, almost everyone goes through this at some point in the wedding planning process! Mine has mostly been between me and my dad…. He’s can be very traditional, and throw in the fact that I’m an only child! He’s definitely had his say throughout the process. And pretty much everyone, family and friends both, say that I’m crazy for getting married in the middle of January in MN! Then I have a grandma and uncles from England, so they have their own views on how things should be done. So it happens a lot to everyone… you kinda just have to respect their views and figure out a way to incorporate your ideas with theirs to make the day that much more special, while still getting what you want 🙂

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