(Closed) Need a Job for FMIL, Help!

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
7694 posts
Bumble Beekeeper


Then pick something you don’t care about-and let her do it.  BTW-  Is she and Future Father-In-Law planning to do the rehearsal dinner? 

Post # 5
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Definitely invite her dress shopping.

My Mother-In-Law did the out of town bags. She was happy to be involved in planning something, and I was happy to have one less thing to do.

Post # 6
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@baletrina: My Future Mother-In-Law is paying for stationary and I am making sure to include her in all the girly activities.


Post # 7
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I would just check in with her every once in a while.  Email her to make sure she’s okay with the invitation wording, or invite her to look at venues with you.  Small stuff like that can mean a lot.

Post # 8
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I just let my Mother-In-Law know what I was planning, showed her pictures of things that we bought like bridesmaids dresses, etc, told her when we did anything new, and invited her to look at the venue and dress shop with me. She also threw the Rehearsal Dinner so that kept her busy. I think just knowing what was going on with our planning helped her feel in the loop and included.

Post # 9
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would pick something that you weren’t necessarily planning on doing (so therefore don’t feel strongly about) but would add extra oomf to your wedding and let her DIY it. That would make her feel like she was contributing but not drive you crazy. I would definitely take her dress shopping and email or txt her regularly. Or you can send her my way. I need all the help I can get with all my projects LOL.

some ideas:

  • water bottle labels
  • get away car decorations
  • banners
  • decorations for the restrooms
  • a million paper flowers which you could attatch to favors?

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