Me and my FI live far away from both sets of parents and now that we're in the early planning of our wedding he keeps telling me that I should call his mom to share some of the wedding stuff, or get her opinion, something. Neither sets of parents are paying for the wedding and honestly there's really nothing to share with her yet, we're looking at venues and such, but nothing is concrete and no money has been put down, so to me it seems kind of pointless, especially since she doesn't know the area where we are planning on getting married.
The wedding isn't until May 2016, and since she lives more than 1000 miles away, and doesn't travel, there isn't really a whole lot she can help with. I want to call her, like FI wants, but she and I have never been very close and it seems that getting her opinion on something unless it is a very pointed question, seems like it would hinder more than help.
What can I do and what kinds of early things could I possibly ask for her help/ opinion on?