Post # 32
very true! Every time I get to stressed about planning I remind myself about that and I get a goofy grin on my face! Thanks!
I don’t understand it either. I understand inviting their friends that I know but Fiance has never met fifty percent of the people on FMIL’s list and there are family members on mine who we haven’t seen in years. If I had to do it over I would set up guidelines instead of just inviting people because they are family. Oh and absolutely no friends of parents that neither of us have met. If they’re that important we would have met them!
Post # 33
My parents are also paying for a good portion of my wedding and so they invited a lot of guests I don’t know (work friends, distant family, etc). I don’t really mind, but it drives my Fiance crazy.
Post # 34
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
This is exactly why we’re doing it our way. Its our day I want it our way. I’d rather share with 50 people the things we love as a couple, than have 100+ people I dont know well and have to cater to them. We are paying out of pocket, our way was equally expensive as the cater to everyone way. We just found it was more important to put our money into making it our day rather than everyone else’s.
I am so sorry you are going through this. This day should be about you as a couple 🙁 your day has been taken over and made into a big party for people you dont even know. I dont think I’d handle that well at all personally.
Post # 35
🙂 this is true. We’re running out of registry items though!
Post # 36
this is why it bothers me so much. It turned into “oh they’re inviting # so we should too.” More so between FI’s parents as they are divorced. On his side big weddings are just expected and then my dad is fairly high up at his company so he thought it was just expected that he would invite co workers. It just turned into a giant mess of “what is expected” and showing off and I unfortunately did not put my foot down.