Whilst on the topic of weddings - my cousin gets married next weekend and she has been "forced" into a lot of things she doesn't want...
My cousin's younger brother has recently been given the "remission" signal after battling for years with a cancerous brain tumour (he is now 21) so this wedding is the first good thing to happen for a lil while now.
They booked the date based on the kids summer hols (my cousin is a teacher) and when her church could fit them in.
First off her future mother in law INSISTED that ALL her fiancee's family from some far flung county be invited to the sit down meal as well as wedding and evening reception. She has a smaller family so argued with her a lot about this. In the end they set rules about who should or should not be invited to the sit down meal (most costly bit so numbers limited). They said anyone that did not know them as a couple were not invited and agredd not to invite anyone (family or otherwise) that they really did not want there for whatever reason.
Two of my aunts were on the "not invited" list
These aunts constantly meddled in my cousins' lives whilst they were going through a difficult period - to the extent that it made their Mum ill with worry.
SO... her Dad INSISTED they were invited... (joy...)
NEXT... one of these aunts has a wedding aniversary the SAME DAY as the wedding. No one knew for a start as she usually hates the attention but she was apparently going to plan a party as it was there 40th aniversary. At first she was still going to have the party... then everyone said they were going to my cousin's wedding instead
Then, the cheeky moo asked my cousin if she could have her own aniversary cake to cut at HER WEDDING RECEPTION!! ***?! If it was me I'd have told her where to put her cake... But no... Her Dad INSISTS she allows it to stop the aunt hassling her Mum again.
I guess what I am trying to say is - be glad you don't have MY family... and isn't next weekend going to be fun?! mwhahaha!
Hayley x x