Post # 1
My mom, who is not attending my wedding, informed me that she hired her friend’s son and DIL to help at my wedding. I have not met these people, I just know they live in the area and are in their late 20s.
My immediate thought were that I did not need these people. Our venue holds a max of 80 people. Our florist will set up centerpieces, caterer will set tables, venue staff will arrange tables.
Do you think extra hands are a good idea?
Post # 3
i mean they cant hurt, imo, but it seems so bizarre.
Post # 4
That seems really odd she would do thay without you asking and it seems you have thins already taken care of. If they are jjust there to help but not there as guests then I say put them to work before the wedding, at the ceremony maybe seating people and at the reception. Is she paying them or do you have to?
Come up with a list of things you may need help with and assign these tasks to the heper to alleviate any burden from you… they could pick up munchies for the bridal party as you guys get ready, help pack up items to take to the venue, hand out bubbles or whatever you are having your guests throw, etc.
Post # 5
@MissHobbit: Thank you, that’s what I thought. I am trying to not overreact. Its the first contribution she has made to our wedding, which is 6 months away.
@bridalprincess: She is paying for them, but I do not know what rate. Should I bother to ask?