(Closed) My mum is driving me mad!

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with you. However, is there any way you could have another get-together afterward, in the UK, for people who could not make the wedding?

Post # 5
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Is your fiance American?

I think your mum will come round to the idea but you’ll need to give her some time, and if she doesn’t you may need to spell it out to her in no uncertain terms as she may not realize what kind of effect her behaviour is having. I wouldn’t bring up the fact that they haven’t contributed any money as she might take it the wrong way, but even if she does offer money I wouldn’t accept it because if you take her money you’ll be obliged to listen to her input.

You know, weddings often are big family affairs and maybe she is disappointed that isn’t happening. Maybe she was looking forward to being the mother of the bride and having a special role in front of all her friends and family. Perhaps she’s even feeling resentful that you’ve “taken that away” from her? I’m not taking her side, I’m just thinking she might have been looking forward to your wedding almost as much as you have been. She will need to deal with the fact that it isn’t her wedding but it might take her some time to come round to it…

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