(Closed) FI’s family wants to pay for “real wedding”

posted 10 years ago in Elopement
  • poll: How should we celebrate our wedding?

    FI's original suggestion: Courthouse + small dinner for ~30 guest

    FI's family: More common wedding with $40k pricetag min

    Other: Please describe below.

  • Post # 33
    11 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have a similar situation. Our plan is to have a small couthouse ceremony with just our immediate families in the morning, family lunch, then an evening reception/party with extended family and friends all in Austin (where we live).My fiance let it slide that he LOVES weddings when I suggested an elopement…not mention his family was not onboard.

    Its all about compromise. Of course for some reason, my future mother in law feels as if our plans are too small (aiming for 150 or less at the party), so she is throwing a belated reception in NY (where they live).Regardless, I’m letting them pay for whatever they like…as long as I get my small ceremony I’ll be happy.


    Sorry…that was a bit of a rant. Good luck with your plans!

    Post # 34
    43 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Yay! I’m glad you are doing what you both want, with a compromise. The courthouse/dinner wasn’t my bag, but I think they are lovely! And having a reception/party after will be fun 🙂

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