Planning a Wedding When You Hate Your In-Laws

Planning a Wedding When You Hate Your In-Laws

Most brides have a love/hate relationship with their in-laws. When it comes to the newest addition to their families, some are lucky. But the true colors of your in-laws are revealed during the wedding planning. There is nothing more potent than the wedding to bring out the best or the worst in the family members. But whether they are good or bad, they are in your life forever, and this is one of the reasons that make brides go all Bridezilla on the least suspecting participant of the wedding, i.e. the poor bridesmaid or their better halves. A wedding is what brings both the families together, but it is the first time when issues like, who gets to pay for what and who gets invited, arise. Although brides can enlist the help of their fiancés to navigate the tricky issues, tough issues like religious differences, money, family and taste still make an entrance into almost every conversation you have with your extended family prior to the wedding. As a bride, you have to take the weight of your guests’ and in-laws expectation on your pretty little shoulders, and that can cause stress to skyrocket. Some brides are blessed (or shall I say, cursed) with the non-caring in-laws who are just interested in showing up to the ceremony itself and have nothing to do with the planning bit. Either the idea of your marriage bores them (GASP!!), or they don’t want to meddle in the marriage due to cultural or religious differences. Sometimes, they have OD’d on their other children’s weddings, and this time they simply want to respect your...