- 6 years ago
We are doing a small wedding near our home, it just so happens that our home happens to be 3k miles from our familes. So we agreed that we would visit the month after the wedding and our famlies could throw a little picnic reception thing closer to them so no one would feel left out. I thought this was a lovely idea, gave to of my aunts the price range and the ideas we were looking for and left them to do the planning (neither of them have girls and they were really looking forward to it)
That was two weeks ago… I just learned that my step mother has convinced that half of the family that they are going to throw thier own thing for us and not attend the one my aunts on my mothers side are throwing.
Disclaimer: I can’t stand large groups of people and busy events with loud music and food I don’t even like are enough to make me anxious for days. I thought the picnic thing was brilliant as i could get all of that done with in as few hours as possible.
So now I have found myself pleading with my step mother not to throw ANOTHER reception and to just attend the other one as planned. She is less than ammused that I would her to attend that one even though she is willing to pay for this one. At this point I might just let her plan an not show up.
Any advice? Our plane ticket alone to get there is going to be 2k so we really can’t afford multipul trips and I don’t think my sanity can afford multipul events in one trip.