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H and I make very different salaries. We didn’t come into the relationship with any debt but we were all over the financial talk. We had a cohabitation agreement that I th8nk more couples should have.
My Inlaws (basically MIL) was po’d that her friends weren’t invited. We agreed to have her host a meet the newlyweds cocktail party. It ended up making her very happy and releasing the tension. In saying that, we didn’t have to travel.
@WinstonsGirl we use Skip all the time. It is great.
Im in the minority, but I really don’t enjoy watching the Olympics.
Does the restaurant have something you could use?
I got got married and had my reception in a restaurant. I ended up not having floral arrangements and no one missed them. The food was the star and well fed guests don’t really care about table decor. The restaurant had little candles out that are regularly on the tables and it’s looked fine. More room for food.
knottied5a79e4f29d74764 said:CMGragain said:
The words are: "We are so happy that you could be with us at our wedding. Thank you for coming on our special day." Any further discussion is met with the word, "No." Keep repeating it.
If your family really wants to have a celebration party and they are willing to host it, you can cave, but you are not obligated to do this. The party would not be a "wedding" at all, and none of the tradition you listed would be appropriate at a party to celebrate your recent marriage. Of course, THEY would pay for the party that they want!
Stick to your guns! Your plans sound lovely! You have planned a very traditional American wedding. Many of my relatives were married just as you describe.
I honestly thought this might be refreshing to some as it doesn't follow the pattern of many weddings I have been to. But the backlash has been surprising. My grandma was married at home and had a single studio portrait of her in her gown-- I was always impressed by how simple that seemed. But apparently the expectation of guests is quite different.