Post # 1
From the beginning Future Mother-In-Law has been insisting she has a bunch of “friends” that absolutely MUST be invited as she really wants them there. Our wedding that is. There’s about a dozen of these alleged friends. Whatever,after many arguments we decided that we should have the room in our venue, and we insisted she pay for these people (i’ll believe that when the check clears but that’s another issue). The thing that confuses me is not only have I never met them, but Fiance has never met them either! And Future Mother-In-Law has plenty of parties, barbeques, etc throughout they year (for both family and friends)you would think if they were important “friends” of hers we would have at least met them at some point at one of her various events! No matter how much this issue is “settled” I truly think it’s going to get under my skin for awhile. So WHY the insistence that these “strangers” to both Fiance and myself be invited?!?
Post # 3
Oh my! I’m sorry you’re going thru this. It is a little wierd that niether of you, especially her own son has never met any of these ppl and she has events all the time. I’m with you tho, if they aren’t important enough to be invited to her events then why on earth must they be invited to your wedding. What did she say when you guys told her that she would have to pay for them?
Post # 4
Has she said who these people actually are? and are they that important that they come if no one has met them ever??? I wouldn’t waste the guest list on them even if she is paying for them….
Post # 5
Yea…I think if the groom doesn’t even know his mother’s friends then its not really appropriate for them to be there.
Post # 6
Oh yeah, my Future Mother-In-Law is doing this too, so I totally sympathize. There’s people on the guest list my fiance didn’t even know! My rule is if you don’t know who they are, they’re not coming. I took them off the list.