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Anyone have GOOD things about MOB and MOG?! lol

I gotta say, after reading some of the crazy stories/situations on this page... I'm realizing how easy I've had it so far. Sure, my mom and I have had little disagreements about the wedding here and there, but nothing major. She and my FMIL have been completely supportive, and know when too much would be too much.

Just wanted to say, I'm feeling blessed♥ I hope some of you are too :)

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    aerinpegadrakaerinpegadrak member
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    edited December 2011
    Functional relationships aren't really good discussion fodder, that's why people don't talk much about not having problems.
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    sarah42ndsarah42nd member
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    edited December 2011
    I agree Aerin. Also people are seeking out answers to there issues .
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    edited December 2011
    Oh, I agree with you both! :) Just more of a "wow, I'm glad I don't have crazy IL's!" because I wouldn't know what to do either!!!
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    edited December 2011
    My mom is great.  FMIL is crazy.
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    LoveMuffinsLoveMuffins member
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    edited December 2011
    I felt this way about my WP! I started a similar thread about them on the WP page a week ago and really enjoyed reading all the wonderful stories other posters shared!

    My Mom's being fantastic - she wants to be involved in everything, but whenever it comes to the decision she just smiles and says "Whatever makes you happy!".  Planning has been a breeze with her, and of course, I do try to pick things that she liked too =)

    I actually wish MOG lived closer... she's several states away so I keep her updated through emails, and we're going to visit in May, but I wish she could be here for more. She's been great too though, super supportive through the long distance and says the most wonderful things to both me and FI about how excited she is. Her husband, FI's step-father, is actually the one who gave us the engagement ring! They're just the sweetest people. FI's stepmother is super hands off, but she's been very sweet throughout the whole process too, and his Dad is also hands off but supportive.

    I am SO lucky! Nice to know someone else is too!
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    edited December 2011
    My Mom and I have a strained relationship, but I am happy to say it is getting better.

    I love my MIL, we get along great. And with certain things in my life, I am closer to her than I am my own Mom. The only issue is that neither of them live remotely close to me, but hopefully that will all be changing in the next few months or so.
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    SSaltzman87SSaltzman87 member
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    edited December 2011
    MOB and MOG are great for me too. Neither one's a drama queen or trying to plan in excess. MOG has basically fallen in love with everything we've picked out ranging from the venue to the invitations :-)

    It also really helps that FI's divorced parents actually get along and don't stir up any drama. FI's dad and his girlfriend have been nothing but happy and supportive. FI is an only child, so the wedding's a big deal for them.


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    edited December 2011
    I think I'm great  :)  Does that count?

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    HippinhipsterHippinhipster member
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    edited December 2011
    My mom, FMIL and FSIL are amazing!!! My sister is another story though lol
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    Habs2HartHabs2Hart member
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    Smooth sailing.  My mom has had very little to say, but I tell her everything.  FMIL has no comments, she's said nothing, but she lives 3 hrs away. 
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    beamer84beamer84 member
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    edited December 2011
    My Mom and Dad were amazing. They paid for most of the wedding. They were very helpful with the planning, but they made it VERY clear that whatever DH and I decided was perfectly fine with them. They helped out so much with the wedding planning, and they never pushed for something if DH and I said we didn't want to do that.
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    edited December 2011
    lol @Muffin'sMom! Yes, that counts!! ;)
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    calindicalindi member
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    Everyone has their moments, but I think we're really lucky overall.  And we learned from the experience of others by stalking this board for a few months and did things a bit differently that perhaps set us up for success (or at least less stress).

    My Mom gets a little overenthusiastic (she told me the other day she had a nightmare about seating arrangements - we're 18 months from the wedding still! And said something about how she's in charge of flower arrangements) but she's very helpful and is completely understanding that I have the last word - usually I agree with her, but she's been very good about stepping down when we disagree. 

    FMIL is fine, she's very happy for us and mostly stays out of the way.  No word yet on hosting rehearsal dinner or whatnot, but I couldn't care less.  If she shows up clothed on our wedding day, then I'll be very happy!

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_moms-maids_anyone-good-things-mob-mog-lol?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:357Discussion:d540949d-d842-42b9-a973-5d3164a7e287Post:08e6ddbe-e99d-4d70-9ec6-74ed4ff0c097">Re: Anyone have GOOD things about MOB and MOG?! lol</a>:
    [QUOTE]My mom is great.  FMIL is crazy.
    Posted by jilld82[/QUOTE]

    <div>This.</div>
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    edited December 2011
    My Mama has been amazing!  She has been researching a lot of the venues and vendors, then shows all the stuff to me before she makes appts.  She has been a great help and constantly says, "Please let me know if I am doing too much!  I don't want you & FI to think I am taking over!"  I tell her I love her for this comment and that I am truly grateful for all of her help.  FI has said the same.  FI's mother isn't really contributing to the wedding financially or otherwise but not in a bad way!  She's a very hands-off FMIL and that is fine too.  I invited her to see the venue and plan on having her come to a fitting and she seems happy with that. All-in-all everything has been pretty smooth!
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