- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
So my fiance and I finally booked a venue today. It is not your typical “country club” or “reception hall” wedding (not that there is anything wrong with that! its just that we cant afford it…)
We are having it at a historical barn yard ranch. And totally within our budget. Yes, a red barn. And it has a very nice victorian home outside, fully decorated (its a museum), which we can use for pictures.
We are basically paying for the site itself, it does not include decorations, tables, chairs, food, nada, zero, zilch! Just the barn itself, the ceremony gazebo, and the use of the victorian home for pics.
Therefor I would have to bring the caterer, the chairs, the tables, the flowers, the decor, etc.
The thing is, my fiance’s family literally has the hook up for EVERYTHING, you name it, we have it.
The problem is: my 2 sisters (who I WANTED to be my maids of honor) are not to thrilled because: A) that means *gasp* physical labor of setting up chairs and tables and blah blah, and B) a previous family member (my boy cousin and his WIFE who we cant stand!) got married there about 6 yrs ago. We werent invited to wedding, I had no idea where she got married. And it was 6 yrs ago!! (And I honestly dont care, but my sisters do!)
My sisters are making a HUGE ass deal about this venue, I absolutely LOVE that its a barn, and my fiance LOVES the rustic vintage style of it, and that its off beat and different. His family is TOTALLY supportive, as so is my mother, however its my sisters that are really raining on my parade. They keep complaining about how its going to be a “hassle” to set up and break down and keep asking whos gonna do all the “work to set up” even though I tell them I dont mind the work and its going to be ok. But they keep being so damn NEGATIVE.
Honestly, it hurts, they are my sisters, but I feel like I have no support.
Anyone ever dealt with sisterly drama before? Especially if they are your MOH’s? Any advice would be appreciated.