(Closed) family making wedding planning miserable

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Is your family paying for your wedding? Can you and your fiance pay for it yourselves?

It doesn’t always fix everything, but we’ve found it easier to say no to people when they aren’t paying for anything….

Post # 4
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1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Well if your fiance and his family don’t like you cutting costs, tell them straight-up that if they contribute enough to the budget, you wouldn’t have to. You don’t need to take their BS lying down. From this it sounds like you’re not doing a very good job of standing up for yourself, which you really need to do. Not creative? Delegate the centerpieces to a creative relative/friend/bridesmaid/whoever. Fiance’s family taking up over half the guest list? Sorry, you’re half of the couple, you get half the guests, and if he wants his to go over, he needs to find a way to pay for them. As my fiance said when I was letting problems like this get me down… be a little bridezilla and they’ll get in line.

Post # 5
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719 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

@trirunner56:  what kind of wedding are you having right now? lets hear some details!

Post # 6
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1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My FIs family wanted to add stuff we couldn’t afford so we just straight up told them we’d love to do that stuff if we had the money so his parents said we will pitch in! Now everyone’s happy

Post # 7
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23 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

trirunner56:  OMG i just wrote a 5 page rant on the same issue!!! How did you deal? I’m losing my hair and ready to let them do the planning and just show up I’m so fed up!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  dreamer22.

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