- 6 years ago
We were married over the New Year holiday and within a week, my Mother-In-Law was creating a photo book from all the photos (using Shutterfly – her idea is to print one copy for her and one for us). She’s very creative and thoughtful, and she asked if I would rather do it myself (after she was half-way through), so I just said maybe I would create my own version using hers as a base since I didn’t want to diminish her enthusiasm. Well, this photo book has become a major project that she spends every lunch hour on, and she emails updates and asks for my feedback (I nicely asked for the cover photo to be a non-kissing photo so that a private moment isn’t on display on her coffee table). I know this album means a lot to her and she has invested so much time and thought into it, which I appreciate (despite the fact she didn’t always pick my favorite photos!).
Since I’m more of a hands-on crafty type, I decided I would like to create my own album in a more traditional scrapbooking way, not online. My Mom is also interested in doing a scrapbook album for her and my Dad, and we’re planning to spend a day working on them together. We’d like to have the albums (including my MIL’s version) on display at our summer wedding celebration party – but I don’t want my MIL’s feelings to be hurt that we created our own. I appreciate her enthusiasm, but it is my wedding, and I would also enjoy creating my own album. Any thoughts on how to handle this issue politely?