(Closed) feeling sad for myself…… ugh

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My cousin is sort of having this problem already. She is having a wedding in the next state over from where we live and then having a reception with everybody later. Some of the older crowd members haven’t really grasped the concept of the party actually being a reception. I’m sure if it’s out of the norm for your mother then it might have just seemed like a party.

I have to say that I like how you and your husband found a happy medium to have the wedding that each of you wanted. I’m sure his large family will be happy that they get to share in your day as well. If your mom mentions it again I would probably just mention that all weddings are parties! I know that if a wedding will be the most expensive party I ever plan for myself I would certainly want to get all dolled up too!

Post # 4
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My mom doesn’t seem to understand this either. *sigh* I don’t know how to help them get it either.

Post # 5
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

we eloped and we had a big party when we got back, about 150 people, catered with staff/bar etc and i never considered it a reception – i did consider it “just a party” so people had the opportunity to enjoy and meet me and my family  *shrug shoulders*

Post # 6
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Doll yourself up lady!! Its YOUR party (or reception for that matter)! You’re celebrating your marriage, hell yeah its a party! A HUGE AWESOME PARTY!

I’m sorry your mom made you feel that way, dont’ let it get you down and do what makes YOU happy!

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