(Closed) No Dogs Allowed!!

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Is there a reason she so badly wants to bring her dog?  It sounds kind of weird, like just because she can’t bear to be without it.  If you were at a park kind of venue, I could see it.  Otherwise, it sounds like your grandma and mom are being kind of crazy about it.

Does she need the dog for a health reason?

Post # 4
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

This post is right up my alley this week. My FFIL is insisting on bringing a cooler full of beer to the park where our wedding and reception is even though there’s a no alcohol rule. He has also changed our rehearsal dinner plans 6 times in the past 2 days without our permission or opinions… All this nonsense with the wedding 10 days away.. Sorry you’re going thru it too I hope our relatives come to their senses shortly.

Post # 8
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m sorry your grandmother is behaving this way. I have a friend- she is in her late 30’s and single and she is absolutely obsessed with her dog.  It’s like her child.  We always have to cut our plans short so she can go home and take care of her dog.

How many hours will the dog be alone for on your wedding day? Doggie day care really is not expensive and if you can find one your Grandmother is comfortable with it might help make things easier.  It might be worth it to build it into your budget so you don’t stress all night about getting thrown out of your venue.

Post # 9
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh wow, that is crazy.  If she doesn’t even want to come, your family shouldn’t coerce her.  You don’t need that negativity from her, especially on that day.

Post # 11
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1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ok so unless your grandma needs an aid dog (which you say is definitely NOT the case), that is just ridiculous!  I read your other post about this side of the family using your wedding as an additional time for mourning and scattering your aunt’s ashes – 4 months later!  It seems like these people are completely disregarding the fact that this is YOUR WEDDING.  They RSVP no then change their minds.  Now this dog thing.  I really wonder what some people think!  I don’t really have any advice for you, but if there is any way to make sure these people do not come to your wedding, I would do that.  I know it is not really an option, given that you want to keep your dad happy, but if this dog issue comes up again, I say you tell her she comes – WITHOUT her dog – or she doesn’t come at all.  No pets means no pets!  It isn’t like you are being spiteful and saying no for the heck of it (though I probably would say no pets even if pets were allowed…haha).  I hope this works out for you!  There is enough to worry about without your bizarre extended family in the picture!

Post # 12
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@serasvictoria: Yeah he’s just a little bit ridiculous. And on another note I should note that FH’s grandma is not coming to our wedding because she’s decided she has health problems. Doctors have approved her to travel and FSIL is a doctor along with several other medically trained people that will be there. She never actually told us she wasn’t coming she just has tried to pass the word along. Last we heard she said “If I come I’ll just ruin the wedding anyways” I’m with you that if they’re gonna be this way they should just stay home and after dealing with my inlaws the past couple days I’m in the mindset that I probably would say that if Grandma or anyone else pushed too far.

Post # 14
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5823 posts
Bee Keeper

Your Uncle rocks.  And your grandma is a blankety-blank.  Glad you were able to enlist the help of your family to at least keep her from ruining your wedding!

Post # 15
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5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

“I suggested the daycare and she said people would steal her dog…it is a 9 year old jack russel terrier. I can’t imagine they are big on the doggie black market.”

Wow, just wow…. Heck, I take my show-dog to doggie day care on occasion and have zero in my mind that someone will steal him! I think your grandma needs a bit of a reality check…

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@serasvictoria: Sounds like you have a good plan to me.  Don’t let these people steal your day from you or make you compromise.  

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