(Closed) Problems with In-Laws and childfree wedding choice

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 16
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Combermere Abbey

I wouldn’t even allow them to bring the kids for the photos. Give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. I promise if you let those kids come for photos they will be there for the rest of the day.

Do not give in Bee. Call her bluff. I promise you she will not miss her son’s wedding over this she is testing you. Do not negotiate with terrorists.

Post # 17
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Is the ceremony at the reception venue or a church? I can understand kid free if it’s at the reception venue but you can’t really dictate who comes to the church for the ceremony. 

Post # 18
48 posts
  • Wedding: October 2017

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autumnwedding03846 :  I am pretty much in the same situation. I didn’t have a single problem from anyone about our kid-free wedding until now. It’s 2 1/2 weeks before the wedding and his fathers side of the family (who lives in florida, and we NEVER see and he doesn’t even know these kids – we’re in ohio) is throwing a complete fit because they can’t bring children. His grandmother in florida is even making smart remarks on social media. His mother called me up Saturday before I was about to go out to dinner to let me know that – none of her family feels involved, that they all think I have my fiance like a puppet and the wedding is all about ONLY me. Mind you – these people do not even see us. My fiance has had word in everything we have done for the wedding and he has stuck by my side on this… we tried to have his family involved for 5 straight months and nothing came of it…. we couldn’t even get them to meet us for dinner but now his fathers side of the family is threatening not to come to the wedding. FINE don’t, we don’t care… but you need to let us know. Anyway there is alot to this story this is just a smidget.


I’m in the same boat as you – so I’m here for you if you need someone to vent to! LOL.. I literally had a mental breakdown this past weekend. But now I’m pretty much in f*ck you mode to them.

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