I am feeling really frustrated right now and could use some advice and support.
My fiance and I are getting married in 2 months. We have planned for an earlier wedding ceremony with a brunch/lunch reception. With our time line right now, we are scheduled to have the reception end mid afternoon.
One of the main reasons we planned it this way was so that my new husband and I could have a lot of time alone enjoying each other. We also are both waiting to have sex until marriage, so we thought it would be better this way than if we had our reception ending late at night (sorry for the TMI).
My parents sent me a message today saying that they will be inviting everyone (I am assuming this is only my family) over to their house for a BBQ that evening, and that they expect us to be there for "a few hours". This was the first time anyone had mentioned it.
Now, this is not something that either my fiance or myself want to attend AT ALL. Both of us are more introverted, and we really wanted to spend the whole evening relaxing, taking a bath, opening cards, watching movies, ordering room service, etc. We are having a reception in the afternoon to thank our guests and interact with them, so I see no need in having essentially a 2nd reception.
Am I being crazy right now? I honestly feel like crying, because I feel like we planned this whole day only to have my parents make plans without asking us. I am just not sure even how to respond.