I'm fairly new to the forum and the wedding planning. My H2B and I got engaged in July and are planning a winter wedding. we are so so excited about the idea of organising our dream wedding day together and so far have booked our venue but that's about it.
Now we are frantically saving so we can have the wedding we want and my parents have very kindly given us a fairly large contribution towards the wedding. The problem is, although we are over the moon for them to be helping is out, they seem to think they can have a say in everything we want to do for the big day. I've already agreed to them inviting 10 guests that I wouldn't normally have invited, and they are trying to tell me who I should have staying in the rooms of the country house we are getting married in. I understand that they would like to be involved but I hate being dictated too and I feel as if I am stuck between a rock and a hard place as they are helping out financially, but I know if I tell them that we want to do our own planning and if that means returning the money then that will no doubt cause horrible family arguments that I really can't deal with.
any advice would be most gratefully received
thanks in advance ladies