So I’ve been shaking my head at my fmil. When we first made our guest list fh and I took her and ffil to dinner and went over guest list. After doing family I asked any friends? They said no. I point blank looked at his mom and asked about her best friend that she sees all the time. She told me no. Fast forward to two weeks after invites went out fmil calls to ask if we ever sent friend an invitation- clearly knowing we hadn’t. I said no you told me no when I specifically asked about her, I don’t know her last name or her address. She immeadiatly rattled off the address. Wedding is heavy on my side so we sent one out and got the response back three days later.
The other day fmil texts me to ask if this friend can get dressed at the wedding as they’re driving together along with an aunt, uncle and cousin. I counted to 10 like 20 times and was still nuts. I’ve never met this person, I do not want her in the bridal suite getting ready with us. I’ve told fmil multiple times that she needs to be at venue early for pictures. I swear I don’t think she gets it.
I gave it about an hour and then called her and told her that the venue isn’t open for guests until 3:30 (an hour prior to the ceremony which is true bridal party can be there at 8)I retold her I need her and ffil at venue at latest 1:00 for pictures. I told her with 9 women (me 6 bridesmaids my mom and her) getting ready, 2 flower girls, photographer coordinator three hair and makeup people it’s going to be crazy and not really room.
I then offered as a solution to allow the friend aunt uncle and cousin to go to the hotel. Fh and I got two suites for night before and night of for us and his daughters. I’ll leave a key at desk for them to get ready in one of our rooms. They can then either drive at 3:30 or take our transportation to venue.
Am I crazy? Would you have said yes to letting a stranger to you get ready in the bridal suite?
Oh then she tells me she’s going to bring her dress and shoes to the rehearsal so I can take it to the venue for the wedding. As if I don’t have enough to think about bringing! This honestly just made me laugh and say ok.