It's all going pear shaped!
Long story short, my mum and stepdad insisted on paying for three things in the wedding. The chair cover hire, the flowers and the night buffet. Great. Chairs were £200, (I paid the £50 deposit) flowers £380 and the buffet which will probably come to £400 or so. So almost two weeks ago I called mum and told her that it was exactly two weeks until the one-month-before-the-wedding deadline when the flowers and chair covers must be paid within the fortnight or the vendors won't go through with the order.
She's told me that they don't have the money and can't pay. She did buy another Stallion recently though. A couple of grand just because she though he was a nice pony. She already has 2 stallions and does not breed for profit. Its just an obsession. Growing up the ponies would eat well in new rugs while my sister and I would be on beans for a week and have to use our friend's old clothes.
It looks like her animal hoarding is more important than putting H2B and my wedding at risk. Had we known she wouldn't be paying we would have made some arrangements, a loan perhaps. I don't know who I'm more mad at. Her or myself for believing that she would go through with her promises. I would not have been bothered if she hadn't have offered to pay for anything but she insisted. A lot.