(Closed) Future MIL posting newspaper announcement, WRONG NAME?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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1330 posts
Bumble bee

Future MIL’s. Bleck. Sometimes, I wonder, deep down somewhere…if they just pull this kind of stuff to see if you will call off the wedding so they can have their precious sons back.

lol!! 🙂

 

Post # 4
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7719 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is one of those cases where your fiance needs to do the talking, not you. Get your fiance to explain that she has insulted his future Mother-In-Law. Let him to the talking, it will be much more effective than if you do.

Post # 5
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1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If your mom knows your Mother-In-Law that well then why didn’t SHE call your Mother-In-Law to say “Hey _____, I know boo-boo’s happen but I thought you knew my name” (insert a smiely face).

Post # 6
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46469 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would pay for the announcement to be re-published with the correct names. It will make a much better souvenir.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Heartly:  That’s so good to hear that your Fiance stepped up! So long as Fiance does that, things will be alright. I suspect Mother-In-Law is standoffish partly because she’s embarassed, and digesting what Fiance said.

Post # 9
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1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ok, I mis-understood. So your Mother-In-Law took it upon herself to change your mothers name to what “looked better”. She made a decision without asking if was ok. That’s not right and she should own up to the mistake she made and not only make it right but apologize to your mother.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Until I read the specific details of your post, I was assuming that a) your Future Mother-In-Law accidentally made an error in providing the information to the newspaper, or b) the newspaper accidentally made an error when preparing the announcement.  Given that your FMIL apparently made a deliberate decision to list your mother as having your father’s last name and given the fact that she did not bother to check the spelling of your mother’s name (or allow you or your Fiance to proofread the document she prepared before she submitted it to the newspaper,) I can see why both you and your mother are feeling upset about this.

I spent my entire career dealing with the media, and I wrote my own  news releases for my engagement and wedding and sent them to the media.  However, in the midst of the intense craziness that existed in my life following my wedding, believe it or not, actually made TWO errors in my own announcements!!  First, I accidentally listed my stepdaughter-in-law under her maiden name, AND, with 18 people in our our bridal party, including my SDIL and DH’s four kids, I inadvertently forgot to list my younger stepson, because he was the only junior groomsman. When I saw the notices in the newspaper, I was absolutely dumbfounded that I could have made both of those mistakes.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I am so sorry she did that….

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