- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
My dad hosted our engagement party and we are eloping at my mother’s house in December (big wedding/reception in 2012). Fiance and I just wanted a simple ceremony and nothing else because we don’t want to take away from the ceremony in 2012. My mother is a little wedding crazy and it’s snowballing into champagne and hot hors d’oeuvres and wedding cake and possibly a bouquet?? (Background story: my mom went absolute nuts when we first got engaged. 2 weeks after we got engaged she was asking where I was going to get ready for the wedding in 2012. I said I didn’t know, dad’s house?? And because we had the engagement party at my dad’s, my mom had a tantrum that we were doing everything at my dad’s and she’s feeling left out. TWO WEEKS BEING ENGAGED! That’s why I decided to get elope in her house and letting her have the champagne and hot hors d’oeuvres so she will shut up in 2012)
FI’s parents are very supportive and happy for us but we are getting the feeling that they want to do something for us. Future Mother-In-Law is saying if we need help with anything to let her know. But my wedding crazed mother is taking care of everything and would take offense if I offer if Future Mother-In-Law can make a hot dip because she wants to do everything.
What are some things the parents of the groom can do? I read in the knot that typically the grooms’ parents host the rehearsal dinner but that is a ways away. What can we do??