(Closed) How to involve FMIL in wedding planning? ?

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Flowers, maybe? Nobody gets offended by flowers, and there’s not really a way to make a fight over those! .. I think… fingers crossed for you!

Post # 4
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

maybe helping choose between options like on my fair wedding- none is a bad choice! Like we decided on these 6 entrees, which of them should we serve type of thing?

Post # 5
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Is she good at DIY and crafting stuff?  Mine is and I am having her make our cake topper.  I showed her some pics of ideas and sent her off on her way.  It makes her super happy too because I posed it like how I’d be so honored if she could create one for us that we could use throughout the generations. 

Post # 6
2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I invited my Future Mother-In-Law to our tastings…she is also going to go to some dress fittings and she is planning and deciding on where the rehearsal dinner is going to be. So far that is it…but if mroe things come up where I could use her opinion I will definately ask for her input.

Post # 7
202 posts
Helper bee

I had the same concerns. I have a wonderful Mother-In-Law who is extremely traditional and she was not shy about expressing her opinion (in the nicest way possible).  Instead of asking her opinion on everything (which I often knew she would be against) – I invited her to join in on special projects.  We used cute glass for the decorations so we borrowed her cut glass toasting glasses and cake stand (from her own wedding), and she even made the groommen’s ties.

By keeping her involved on confrontational projects made her feel special and let us bond. It also kept her busy so she didn’t ask too many questions about everything else!!

Post # 8
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I brought my Future Mother-In-Law wedding dress shopping with my mother and my ladie so that if she had an opinion she could voice it but it was a part of a chorus of opinions.

Also, I plan on having her and my Future Sister-In-Law come over and help do invitation stuffing and such.

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