My boyfriend and I are discussing marriage in the not so distant future. I should be happy, but I'm already dreading the idea of planning a wedding.
First, my grandparents and many of my family members (aunts, uncles, first cousins) are rude, petty, and judgmental. They constantly put me down and ridicule me. They are also very religious and will not respect our choice to have a nonreligious wedding.
Second, I would like my best friend to be my maid of honor since I don't have any sisters and consider her to be like a sister. However, her parents do not get along with my mother and have a history of teasing and bullying her at other events.
Third, my boyfriend's sibling does not believe in marriage or even relationships. He is very condescending and stirs up trouble at family gatherings.
His mother would be devastated if we did not have a large wedding celebration. I, too, always dreamed of my special day. I just don't know if it will be possible.
What would you do?