How to make mother in law feel included?

posted 2 years ago in Family
Post # 2
1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Is anyone planning a bridal shower? If so, let her plan games or something like that

Post # 3
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m having kind of the same issue. I invited my Future Mother-In-Law to come with me and my mom to look at the venue since my FH was working and we needed to lock a location down. She expected to be invited to the dress trials but I wanted that to be special between me and my mom and now she is “disappointed” according to my FH. She’s passive aggressive and over bearing so I have to be careful with what I do and don’t invite her to be apart of. 

I am inviting her to get her hair and makeup done the morning of the wedding with me, my mom and bridesmaids. I also will invite her to the cake tasting and I told her I would love to go with her when she wants to start looking for dresses. You could suggest those things also.

Post # 4
143 posts
Blushing bee

For my daughter’s wedding, Future Mother-In-Law addressed the invitation envelopes for their side of the family and I (MOB) addressed for our side. My daughter is keeping Future Mother-In-Law in the loop fairly often by texting her about decisions they have made, little things she can do to help. Future Mother-In-Law appreciates this, because she has only 3 sons, no daughters, and I think my daughter is doing well to include Future Mother-In-Law as much as possible. Sets a good beginning for their relationship. It helps that Future Mother-In-Law is not overbearing, just very nice and helpful. 

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