(Closed) Wedding at Parents House?

posted 12 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We had ours at my husbands parents house.  It worked out well but it was a bit different since his parents were obviously very invovled and usually it’s more the brides family.  There was no major drama, we just lived like 4 hours away so sometimes we didn’t really get a say in how things were going to happen, but overall it went well and it turned out to be a really great day.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We were married on my dad’s farm.  There was a little drama during planning because my parents divorced just a couple years ago but it wasn’t bad.  Week of, they all behaved themselves and had a blast.  There wasn’t really any drama between my parents and his parents.  We made an effort to keep everyone feeling included. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Im getting married at my parents house in June. Their house is on a 50 arce horse farm in upstate NY. So far planning has been going great. No drama so far and we dont think there will be. My mom has planned alot for us which has been great because she totally knows what I want.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

We’re having the reception at my parents’ house. So far there hasn’t been any drama, or at least house-related drama. :p

Post # 8
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833 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We considered having it at my fiance’s “second parents'” house but decided against it because of the control you lose when you do that

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

We’re having ours on my parent’s farm, where I grew up. There are two large front pastures, so we’re using the one to the front right of the house, with the woods behind. We were going to use tents, but Dad is leaning towards building a huge new rustic timber barn with a tin roof in that area, and I’m thrilled about that! It benefits me because it’s a dream, and it benefits him because he’s been meaning to do it for a while and it will be an antiques work shop after the wedding. It will be in late October, so in the middle of the leaves changing, with lots of lights! Our only issue is with Mom wanting to re-do the whole friggin’ house before the wedding- I don’t want Dad to go through that hell, we we’ll have to get her to back down off of that.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re having it at my fiance’s grandparents’ house.  I think you really have to consider the personalities of the people whose house it is when you’re deciding.  They are really easy going and just want to please us (though trust me, we are not doing anything outrageous) so there have been no issues on either side.  But if your mom is really particular and you’re already worried about drama you might want to save yourself the stress!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it just depends on whose house it is and your relationship with those people. We started to plan our wedding at my FH’s parent’s house, but we couldn’t agree on the amount of guests, decorations, food, etc. We felt like we were losing a lot of control over what we wanted versus what they wanted and since it was at their house, we felt like we needed to let them decide.. I think if it is at your parents house, its easier to make what you want known and as much as I hate to say it.. it’s easier to fight with your own mom over stuff than try to fight with his mom.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Also, the other thing to consider is cost (if that’s important to you.) Originally we thought, oh it will be so much cheaper to have it at his parent’s house. But once you start adding up renting everything.. tables, chairs, tent, dishes, port-a-potties, etc it can SOMETIMES, come out to costing more than you would pay to rent a place that comes with some things… just depends on what other venues you are looking at.

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