It will be a short engagement. So wedding before the end of the year a possibility. They only got engaged on Sunday so we are speaking to them this week about their thoughts.
Of course, being Planet Adoption, it is complicated. Dash was excited but first response after phone call was 'Am I invited' I managed to avoid answering this as we don't know how things are going to be re Dash in the next few months, even the possibity of residential school. Later when DD phoned again he asked her and she said 'obviously'. I should have briefed her. But I can't anticipate everything and what else could she say?
A chaperone will be needed at the very least. I have someone in mind! Medication that we start soon may make it ok but he is not going to ruin it for everyone. He can manage some things but its the tension that he brings because he is so unpredictable and loud (in his natural unmedicated state!)
I remember Corkwing posting about Mackerel not coming to his DD's wedding. Should have foreseen and warned DD not to be so emphatic.
Dash's behaviour is such that he could manage part of reception but service and meal (well the speeches) a definite no no. Actually he would hate having to sit through speeches anyway.
DH read somewhere that Mothers of the Bride spend much more time choosing their outfit and also some of them spend more money than the bride
I know why it might take more time....harder to find something flattering when you are old enough to be a bride's mother..depending, er, on how the years have treated you
But more money?!!! I suppose if wedding dress was a bargain or made by a clever friend or relative it might be less money.
Anyway its the hat/fascinator I might have a problem with.
Better wait and see what type of wedding they want, might get away with not wearing one.
I was idly looking at wedding venues and was amused to find a woodland site with yurts and compost loos. Read out the bit about compost loos and Violet said 'oh for Pete's sake! You're not researching weddings are you???' DH thought she had made a joke (for Peat's sake!) so he was also glared at
Note to self. Do not talk about anything wedding related in front of Violet.
Congratulations...know what you mean about weddings though. One of our great friends gets married at end of month (she is one the the two who were the cause of us meeting) but Sqk is staying with my mother as we decided there was no way he would cope.
Married to Droroin, Mum to DS Sqk (9) moved in Oct 13
Thanks Gilreth. Weddings are not much fun for children really are they? I have decided that's the way to go with Dash. Chaperone for part of the day and tell him some of it will be really boring and no fun at all!
Well my mother had no problem spending more than me on her Mother of the bride outfit, as having not liked any wedding dress in my price range, She ended up altering my sisters really lovely wedding dress for me to wear, With my dress costing nothing, she could have beaten my costs easily of she hadnt already a nice suitable outfit !
Mum to AS, Emperor (18) & AS, King (12), (10 & almost 7 at placement). Married to DH, Rockhopper.