- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009
I’m several months out from my wedding, but I am forseeing a few complications about the "rehearsal dinner." First, we are not having a rehearsal the night before, but FI’s parents still want to host a dinner for their OFT guests.
I should also mention, that none of my family is coming to the dinner b/c everyone from my side will be driving into Austin the day of our wedding, so this dinner is only for my FI’s side of the family and maybe a few Bridal Party members that happen to come up the day before (we’re not asking everyone to come up since there is no rehearsal.)
The complicated thing is that we are getting married in Austin,TX (which is about an hour & a half away from my parents house) myself, mom, few family members, and a few BMs will be DIYing our butts off at my parents house. I’m dreading having to stop, go to the dinner, then drive back; so for all you big DIY brides out there that will be working their tails off the day before, what should I do? Did any of you get a hotel and lug your projects into the hotel and finish after the dinner?
Another complciation is my parents, they HAVE to go back to the house; so it doesn’t make sense to drive 1.5 hours, eat, and then drive back another 1.5 hours, so basically they arn’t coming. How should I explain them not being there?
My Fiance & I have had alot of problems with his parents, they gossip alot, and I just know it will be awkward b/c this is the first time I will be meeting my FI’s extended family and none of my own family will be there…..
So, any advice to my questions? Thanks ladies!