Post # 1
So my mom visited my reception venue for the first time today – my grandma had been really sick in the hospital right after I got engaged so my mom just wrote out all of the deposit checks and just let me handle all of the planning – I know that she trusts my judgement and all but I knew that it would be the wrath of Khan, if she didn’t like the venue so I was a bit nervous.
Well, she absolutely adores the space!!!! I was thrilled.
In addition to paying for our wedding, my mom is giving us china that she inherited from her aunt and she jus told me today that the first time that my fiance and I would be able to use the china would be at the wedding reception.
Apparently, in my family, there’s a tradition where the bride and the groom eat off of the china that has been given to them as a wedding present.
She also told me now that she’s seen the reception venue, that she has a few other surprises for us so I’m really getting excited!!!
Post # 3
That’s great. I am glad for you that your mom loves your venue.
I am considering using my mom’s china at the reception too, but just for the two of us. I am afraid that it might get broken though, so I am going back and forth with the idea. My mom passes away 9 1/2 years ago, so I think it would bring a part of her to our special day.
Post # 4
How exciting!!! Congratulations!!!
My mom and sisters picked out the venue for our ceremony & reception. I gave them the idea that I wanted to run with and they found the perfect place for us!! That’s the only bad thing about planning a wedding from 1600 miles away!!
So now it’s kind of the opposite… I get to see in person what they chose at the end of this month!! I’m sure I will love it… the pictures are amazing in itself :]
Post # 5
@noritake22, I am so sorry to hear that your mother has passed. I’m sure that on your wedding day, that she will be smiling down from heaven at you and your fiance.
@misschocolate, Good luck next month! I’m sure that your venue is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Post # 6
Aww! That’s really sweet of her! = )
@Noritake22-I think it would be really nice if you could use it!