Post # 1
I’m the MOG, working to be in a non-critical, supportive role here. We love our future daughter-in-law, and are very happy about the wedding!
I am nervous, though, because the wedding invitations are still in process. We have not received ours yet, and the wedding is in 5 weeks and 2 days.
Does it matter if:
1) Everyone who is coming to the wedding already knows about it, has received a Save the Date, and has been directed to the wedding site, as well as given informal information?
2) The wedding reception food is being done in “bulk” (there must be some term for it) and not a per-head caterer, so an exact number is not a huge deal way ahead of time.
So, do you think this can work out yet, and should I stop being nervous?
Any other advice for the home-stretch here for a Mother of the Groom? There are a few other things that are concerning me, too. How to keep my mouth shut?
Post # 3
#1. Keep your mouth shut.
#2. They should go out, like, yesterday.
#3. Keep your mouth shut – not just to them, but to everyone. It will get back to them if you talk to others about it. Just keep answering questions from guests as they come in, smile, and bite your tongue. Not your problem. Not your problem. Just keep saying that. They are big kids, it is their problem.
Post # 4
@NAvery: Thanks for the reminders! I do have to watch what I say! This is good advice for the final 5 weeks. I have the inkling it’s going to get stressful, and I want to only be helpful, not add to the stress.
(Gluing mouth firmly closed now for the next 5 weeks!)
Post # 6
@NAvery: +1. I think your fears are well founded, but keep your mouth shut!
Post # 7
Fellow MOG here. I think if they go out soon there should be no problem especially if STD have been sent.