Laura that is awesome!! Free is definately better and it is great to have the option of having it outside! Regardless it must be a relief to you and your FI to hear an apology and explaination for the in-laws behaviour.
Originally Posted by Lua
I almost forgot!!
UPDATE on my AHR situation...
If you guys recall, FI and I had a not-so-hot discussion about our AHR with his parents last weekend... I felt like crap after it. Anyway, we were at there place Saturday for FIL's bday. On the way home, FI told me that his dad actually pulled him aside and apologized for their behaviour towards us and our ideas. He then told FI that the only reason the were pushing us to invite all of their friends to our AHR is because they'll give us $$$$$. (I'm not going to lie, $ for FI and I could be amazing because we're so tight finance wise right now) .. Anyway, FI's dad told him that they would be willing to pay for the whole AHR if we held it at the local polish hall (his fam is Polish). I guess he told FI that they understand we don't want the dance and speeches and stuff, but want people to get a good meal. SO.... that being said, we're considering it... providing that I don't have to do the reception "IN" the hall, but under a tent on the grounds. I'm more open towards the idea knowing that FI's parents would be willing to pay!