Fi and I had dinner with fils on Saturday. And they, without us even mentioning it, gave us the down payments for the florist and rehearsal dinner. They had already told us that they would help with parts of the wedding. But hadn't mentioned for a few weeks. So Fi and I were starting to get skeptical.
I can now book the florist that I love and the restaurant for the rehearsal dinner. Check and check
The bonus of it all is that they are even paying for an open bar. And the rehearsal dinner is the night before my birthday !!!!!!!!