- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
My mom is the queen of bad etiquette, especially wedding etiquette. For example, she is the person who refuses to shop off of someone’s registry. Instead, she stocks up on random clearance items and that’s what you get. (She is the world’s worst gifter/re-gifter including already used items, but I won’t even go there.)
Tonight we were discussing when we need to send out the invitations. I told her when I think we should send them out and when the RSVP date should be. I said that would give us 3 weeks and we could call people who didn’t RSVP to find out if they are coming or not. Her response? No one has ever called us when we didn’t RSVP. She said that if they don’t RSVP, then we should just assume they aren’t coming. Umm, good idea, but what do we do when they show up and we don’t have food for them? That would look really bad on us.
This is mainly just a vent. Wedding planning with my mother hasn’t been very fun. I’ve done 99% of it by myself. The stuff I have tried to get her input on she just says “whatever you want” or “if that’s what you want”. It gets frustrating because I want her to be excited for me, and I want her opinion about stuff. There are a ton of details and decisions to make when it comes to wedding planning, but I get so tired of trying to get her help and getting nothing in reply.