(Closed) Future In-Laws Trying to Throw Us a Second Reception

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This may be unpopular, but decline.  Have your Fiance talk to them about how it is not at all what you had discussed, and if they want to have a casual party, that’s fine, but if its going to be another wedding reception, you guys will have to decline.

It may be their party, but its about you.  Sure, you can’t really dictate what they do, but you can certainly dictate your presence at the event.

Post # 4
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I suggest kindly thank the in laws for the offer but decline.  I think you should talk it over with your fiance so he knows your reservations about this “second reception.”  It sounds like if you agree to this, next thing you know it will be a second wedding blown out of proporation – and if that is something you are not comfortable with then it is not something you are obligated to attend. 

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