I know it's common for people, especially family, to give wedding advice, but does it ever end? My fiance's family (mother, grandmother and aunt) have so many suggestions on the wedding. Each week they have a new idea for us. Advice is wonderful and we appreciate their involvement, but how do you say stop?
Their advice is more like demands - we need to have a tent outside for a 1-hour cocktail hour. We HAVE to have my fiance's brother in the wedding party. When we say we don't want uneven bridal party numbers, they suggest for me to add his cousin as a bridesmaid. Now his mother and grandmother are wanting to make additional appetizers because they don't think we have enough, oh and since the caterers servers probably won't serve their appetizers, they want us to pay my fiance's cousin's friends to go around and pass them out? Why did we hire a caterer in the first place?
We have 10 more months to go until our big day and I am going insane. I need advice on how to politely decline. I love his family and I don't want them to think ill of me for turning down all of their suggestions. At this point, I feel like they don't think we can't plan the wedding on our own. I feel like they are taking over my wedding. I enjoy planning and I want to do it myself.