- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
We got married in June, and my inlaws were horrible to deal with during the whole wedding process. They are loaded with money and flaunt it like crazy, but they only offered to help us pay for the wedding if we had a big southern wedding in my MIL’s hometown that literally meant nothing to either my SO or myself. She cried and cried when we explained to her that neither of us are even that familiar with the town, so we didn’t really feel a connection to that place. She refused to consider helping at all if we had it in the town where my SO grew up, which seemed ironic.
We decided to have the wedding in the Midwest, where I am from. All they paid for were the deli trays and desserts we served at the reception, which came to a total of about $1300. For them, this is literally nothing, but after they offered to pay for the food, they complained the entire freaking time that they had paid a ton of money for it and didn’t get a southern wedding out of the deal (SO grew up in California from 2nd grade to college because his mother’s job moved them there, so the south means nothing to him either!)
My Mother-In-Law had been acting surprisingly well-behaved lately (normally she is a liar who is always trying to stir up trouble in the family), so I actually answered my phone when she called the other day. I should have known better because she always tries to corner me about stupid stuff whenever she gets me alone, but I was in a good mood and I felt like giving her a chance.
She proceeded to tell me that they are hosting a giant rehearsal dinner for my SO’s cousin and his fiance later this year at a “reallllllyyyyy pricy” (her words, not mine) steakhouse and they are helping the cousin pay for the food and bar at their wedding. This cousin has a well-paid job, as does his fiance, so they don’t even need the help. SO and I are both teachers, so we definitely could have used the help. She just wanted to know if we think we’ll be there (it’s not until December- REALLY?), which really means she was just rubbing it in my face.
I know she’s doing this because they are having their wedding in the south and she hates anything northern, but it’s just so mean, rude and frustrating. It’s not even the money that really burns me up; it’s the fact that they are so insensitive and don’t appreciate my husband for the amazing guy that he is. They are the ones who moved him away from the south at a young age, and now they are pissed that he isn’t southern!
I hate to say it, but I absolutely hate my Mother-In-Law. I don’t feel like she owes me money for being my Mother-In-Law, but it just sucks when she flaunts how rich she is all the time and helps EVERYONE but us. But then she tries to take credit for anything good that we ever do, saying that she’s been so supportive of us over the years. Actually, she’s the only reason we almost broke up at one point when we were first dating!
She sucks. I hope you ladies get better luck in the Mother-In-Law dept.