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Old 07-23-2007, 03:42 PM   #14
harrypotterybarn
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My SIL went through pretty much the same thing with her wedding (theirs was an old-money vs. new-money thing). She started out really worrying about having all the family members there, especially the mothers who didn't get along at all. But in the end she invited everyone she could think of and everyone was so bent on having a great time that when her future MIL got rip roaring drunk before the ceremony and tried to start arguments the other guests just shut her down. Eventually she gave up and they went home early, and the rest of us danced the night away under the stars without thinking twice about her. Would it have been nice to have her really participate in the festivities? Of course! But that wasn't going to happen in this lifetime.

Never underestimate the desire of your wedding party/guests to make your special day perfect. You take care of the dress and the cake and the flowers, let the families handle themselves.

Or you could do what I did....elope to Vegas. That's fun too!
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