I need all of your opinions on something.
My nephew is getting married soon. The woman he is marrying comes from a very traditional family. Her family is paying for the entire wedding as per tradition.
My sister and bil are paying for the rehearsal dinner, and all costs associated with the rehearsal. The problem is, the future mil wants the rehearsal dinner at a specific place and wants to inivite all of her family to the rehearsal dinner.
Traditionally only members of the wedding party, their dates/partners and the bride and grooms parents attend the rehearsal dinner. The BIG event is supposed to be the wedding, but she insists on having all her family at the rehearsal dinner.
This is the one thing my sister has had any say in and she even agreed to use the place the future mil wanted. My sister draws the line at having everyone from the other side of the family attend the rehearsal dinner. Not only is it not necessary, it is very costly.
Do you think the future mil is being unreasonable? And should my sister have to pay all that extra money to accomodate all those people because the mil wants it so?
by Reina13April 22, 2013 at 10:50 PM
I think the mil is crazy. There is no way your sister should have to pay for all those people not included in the wedding party.
by MamaSnapsApril 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Yep, Totally unreasonable. If htey want to host an engagement party for the kids they should do so but the rehearsal is not the wedding and shouldn't include everyone and their brother.
April 23, 2013 at 8:19 AM
What I don't understand is that if she is as traditional as she says she is, why on earth would she expect all these extra people attend the rehersal dinner.
by Jennyanne322April 23, 2013 at 8:22 AMAre all these guests out of town guests? You are suppose to have any out of town guests at the rehearsal dinner also. Other then that. Yes she is being unreasonable.
April 23, 2013 at 10:33 AM
I think my sister said only 3 of the family members are out of towners
Are all these guests out of town guests? You are suppose to have any out of town guests at the rehearsal dinner also. Other then that. Yes she is being unreasonable.
by elkmommaApril 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM
Ummmm...normally I would say that extended family should not be going to rehearsal dinner. However there are exceptions, for example, a family member who is be deathly ill.