My fiance and I are getting married in my hometown. All of his family live about 8 hours away and are unfamiliar with the area, so his parents, who generously offered to pay for the rehearsal dinner, left picking a RD location up to us. We frequently travel there and are familiar with the area.
We found a great place that was within the budget and reserved it for our date.
After the reservation was made, we didn't hear anything from his parents on further planning of the event, so I had him ask if they'd need the invite list, addresses, etc. They pretty much said that they just want to pay for it and want me to plan it since I would have to send the guest list to them anyways (not super hard). They haven't offered any help as far as menu planning/decor either.
I'm more than a little stressed over having to plan another event (I'm planning the whole wedding on my own), but I've accepted it. I don't know who to have the RSVP's come to though. Me, since I'm planning? Or them, because they're hosting? I have a feeling that if RSVP's go to them, I'll never get a final head count for the venue, but that it will look funny to have the RSVP's come to the bride.