Future in laws

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 2
2253 posts
Buzzing bee

You don’t have to have a big wedding, unless they’re paying for it.

Have the wedding you want no matter what they say. If you’re an adult, they can’t stop you.

Post # 3
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Your Fiance needs to let them know that you two are adults and will make your own decisions.  Unless they’re paying for the wedding, have the wedding you want.

Post # 4
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Regarding the sleeping in separate beds on vacation issue, are the two of you by chance going to visit them and staying in their home during this time? If that is the case; as stuffy and old fashioned as it may seem; they are well within their rights to ask this as the “their home their rules” thing applies. If this is the case you either have to suck it up and comply, or get a hotel room instead. 

Post # 5
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

My parents are really judgemental, and I know it hurts my Fiance. I try to calm him down and explain that they’ve ALWAYS been this way with me and ALL of my friends, boyfriends, etc. I definitely stick up for him/us, but there’s only so much I ca do. However, now that we’re engaged, I think they’ve been a little less outwardly judge-y, but we can’t change their personalities/views, so we’re just going to have to deal with some at least some judgement from them. It helps that we live 7-8 hours away from them, so we don’t see them often.

Post # 6
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

avera :  

In Laws can really be annoying cant they?

The only thing you can do is ask your Fiance to deal with it on a case by case basis. They do need to respect your decisions.

My Mother-In-Law actually called my mom to make sure what I was saying was true in regards to a decison .Fiance is the only one who can nip those things in the bud, because it comes down to respect.

Post # 7
4231 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

My inlaws may be loud and opinionated, but they are generally very loving and accepting. The ‘issue’ family was my now estranged parents. Even though my (now) Darling Husband and I were living together (and later engaged) they took HUGE issue with us sharing a bed…the only reason we got to was because we refused to visit overnight if we were forced to sleep seperately (petty of us, I know). Darling Husband could also do no right in their eyes. Sure, he was head of his department in the warehouse he was working in at the time, but he ‘lacked ambition’ because he had a blue collar job. Or he was somehow worth less because he didn’t go to college…even though my own father didnt go to college either. Plus my Mom was VERY vocal about the fact she didn’t like Darling Husband or my Father-In-Law…and would say so right in front of DH! Also, the few times they were guests in our home, they insulted everything and made Darling Husband VERY uncomfortable. 

Darling Husband gritted his teeth and took it in stride. He was almost as happy as I was when the relationship with them finally ended.

Post # 8
3903 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

avera :  My inlaws are angels compare to my own family, I honestly couldnt as for better ones…

My family, (more specifically my mother) are the ones whose opinion is the only one that matters… and yeah up until we got engaged she didnt take our relationship seriously even though  we were living together for 3 years and raised a dog and rescued a cat in that time, before we got engaged, like she didnt even want to meet his immediate family  until we got engaged… and as for his extended family  she said they will meet at the wedding… to which she has now threatened to not come after I stood up for my right to make my decisions obout things that concern me and have nothing to do with her …but she has to have her way.. always… so this fight happened a month ago and we havent spoken since. So I guess if I was my Fiance I could say I have difficult inlaws, but me personally I really cant say that.

We are having a bigger wedding(than I though I would alway have) because of my inlaws… not because they think we should but because my Fiance wants his family there and his family is big, the man loves me to pieces and I love him the same and his family accepts me as one of their own, so bigger wedding it is then. I know we are only getting married once so I’m not going to deny him having his family there for the biggest day of his life so far.

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