What defines a host of a wedding? Is it paying, being a parent, helping with planning and running the wedding?
I know hosts need to be listed on wedding invitations.
My mom thinks it is disrespectful for me not to list her on my wedding invites. I do not want to list any parents because I am paying for most of my wedding. She paid for part of my wedding dress (400$) and she has been pushing herself into my wedding planning in ways that I do not appreciate. I have not been including her because I wanted to avoid confrontation with her. She threatened that she will be angry with me for a long time if I don't add her to my wedding invites.
Am I being reasonable? Should I just do what she wants or avoid the slippery slope?
FYI: my in laws are covering food and alcohol($$$$) but they do not want to be listed on the invitation. His mom is also helping me with lots of the logistics the day of the wedding.