I'm wondering if anyone else is having a similar issue (plus need to vent!)
Once the wedding plans were announced (DW in Mexico), FI's parents planned on a reception in MI (me and FI live in FL) as he has a large family that all would not be able to attend. From day one we were not totally on board with the whole large reception hall, band, etc. Basically it was a regular wedding reception - we said something at the house would be fine but nope, hall and band were booked. Fast forward a few months and something happens where his parents are asking about other places to stay that are less expensive (keep in mind we told them what the budget for the weekend in Mexico - $2k for room and air).
Things have now blown up. I can't get to the bottom of it (its between him and his parents) but I think they were thinking my parents were going to pay for them to go down there, or maybe that they would help pay for the reception (btw my parents are paying for the entire wedding, honeymoon and for my sister and BFF)? I have no idea and neither does FI (or he's not telling me). But now FI has told his parents he is cancelling the reception up north which of course has upset them. But its going to end up costing them somewhere around 15k - 20k for what? A dinner?
Has anyone else gone through this? I'm trying to keep my distance. I've said my part to FI - that we could do a family party at his parent's house and I would be fine with that.
All I know is that I'm glad I have not started printing the invites yet.