Post # 1
And they’re planning on getting married a couple of months before us. He’s not planning on helping with our wedding now.
We have no idea how we’re going to pay for anything. We’re both young, full-time students with huge families. My fiancé’s parents are willing to help, but have limited funds and another wedding to pay for within a year of ours (my fiancé’s brother’s).
My mom is insistent that funds are tight and she won’t be able to help out much, but she’s also insistent on inviting her new husband’s large family– who have been nothing but rude to us.
Post # 3
I’m sorry this is happening 🙁
I would say that if your mom wants to invite her husband’s large family, she should agree to chip in. If she can’t/won’t, limit the number she can invite.
Post # 4
I agree with @missapis: Unless your mum is helping significantly with the wedding, she doesn’t get a say in the guest list…especially to people who are rude to you.
Weddings sure bring out the meanies 🙁
Post # 5
I would say… Elope, and have a small mid-day reception when you get back.
Post # 6
I agree with @cyneswith–Either elope or have a small ceremony and celebration you can afford. Have you ever checked out apracticalwedding.com? There are lots of good ideas on that blog.
Post # 7
@Hannahway: As I read this my brain was yelling ELOPE! Do something sweet and if your on a budget maybe a local destination … like a stay-cation wedding? You can save up and have a party at some other point. Congrats to your dad … boooooo on his timing.