This isn't quite a woe, but I was unsure of which board it belongs...
My FMIL is a little complicated (note: easily offended, hard to read, has liked 0% of the women he's dated). My FI and I have agreed to only have him communicate with his mom for my own sanity.
Our reception venue has a fireplace with a mantle. I thought it would be really lovely to display framed photos of our parents and grandparents wedding photos. I've seen it done before and I like how it's kind of homey, but also humorous (my 'rents were married in the 80's, nuff said). We don't live near his parents or anyone that would have his side's photos, so we need his mom to provide them. He asked her once with no result, and he's worried about asking her again. Even if he does, I'm worried she'll never provide them. Here's the question:
Do I say 'Screw it,' and display the photos of my family, or is that rude, and I should just not use any and put something generic up?