So last night my future SIL invited me and my MIL to a Norwex party. Some of you may remember that my future SIL and her best friend, H, had some issues with me back when H was dating my husband’s brother. Things were still rather rocky at my wedding even. And I think I’ve written just enough about my MIL so that you understand how last night could have played out.
It. was. fun. FUN. H was there and carried on a conversation with me. A nice, pleasant conversation. Somehow, I think having a baby opened a door to these women because I things really started to switch about the time I became pregnant. I didn’t even realize how I had not been dreading this get together as I would have in the past.
Of course, my in-law stories can’t end on a positive, almost normal note can they?
On the way home, my MIL and I were discussing family gatherings scheduled for this summer. Turns out there’s a family reunion this weekend. When I said I must have missed the mailing, I was told that it’s word of mouth only. Apparently, word didn’t reach DH and I. MIL also mentioned that it didn’t look like BIL and future SIL would be getting married on August 8. Now that was a jaw dropper.
I didn’t know that there were wedding plans for August 8. DH didn’t know there were wedding plans for August 8. I could chalk this up to a desire to keep the wedding small and informal, but the reason that they aren’t getting married on August 8 is that they don’t have enough money set aside to afford the big wedding they want to have.
It is possible to plan a very nice wedding in a small amount of time where I live, so it’s not unreasonable to think you can have a really nice wedding in 4 months of planning. But I’m sure most of the venues have been booked for August 8 for a while now–just because it’s “the date” this year.
MIL said that there’s a slight possibility of a wedding in September or October. I think that’s more wishful conjecture on her part. However, if they are thinking September, DH and I need to know because my brother is getting married that month and it would be just our luck to have the dates coinicide.
DH will talk to his brother, but we’re both pretty sure that if there’s no money for a wedding in August that the couple is probably going to wait until next year.