- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
I’ve posted before about my Future Father-In-Law – he’s caused all kinds of delay with our Save-The-Date Cards and is fussy because we are having a destination wedding. Anyway, he called yesterday and was talking to Fiance and they were discussing the invitations and whatnot. He started going off again about how he thought it was rude to expect people to pay to go to the wedding.
Note: apparently he thinks that if you send someone an invitation, they are obligated to come. I have tried explaining to him repeatedly (and so has FI) that you just have to invite people – it doesn’t mean they are expected to come, it just means they are welcome to come if they can/would like to come.
So then he tells Fiance that we should have our invitations say “no gifts” because now he thinks sending invitations to family that cannot come will make it look like we are only sending the invites to get gifts!
Argh, he drives me crazy – I started to flip out but Fiance “fixed it” by telling him that the invitations were already printed and that we couldn’t change them. Then Fiance told me that his father doesn’t know anything about etiquette so he doesn’t know what can and cannot be said and what is and isn’t supposed to be done… I understand that but ugh, if he doesn’t know anything about it he just needs to stay out of it!
I love my Fiance but sometimes I don’t know how the heck he came out so great when his father is so annoying!!
Sorry, just needed to vent about it… Time to go back to addressing envelopes!