Mother in law overtaking the wedding
okay so various things about my mother in law drive me insane, but who has it easy with the mother of their fiancé? however, she is the most judgemental woman I have ever met, I am no longer allowed to get ready at the venue as my fiancé will be there and she doesn't want us bumping into each other in the morning, so I have to get ready in my tiny old house that doesn't even have a full length mirror in it, with six bridesmaids, a flower girl, and two parents.
Secondly, she has changed the whole colour scheme of the wedding and bridesmaids to suit her tastes. I know I sound like I don't have a backbone but I don't want to get on the wrong side of this woman, she makes me feel so awful for having any likes or dislikes that differ to her own and makes me feel stupid most of the time...God help me when I've got kids.
the last thing to annoy me is she seems to be treating our wedding as one big party to show off. my father is paying for the whole lot. Our venue was £19,000 alone so we wanted to keep guest numbers down as each one is £100 a head and I didn't want to take advantage of my dads generosity. My parents have invited one of their friends... ONE.... And they are paying for this celebration. My mother in law is trying to invite about 20 of her so called friends, including people myself nor my fiancé have ever met.
i have tried talking to my fiancé about this and told him I don't want strangers at my wedding, I want it to be people close to us who can celebrate with us, not look at us like we are performing monkeys.
am I a bad person for not wanting all her friends to come? There are certain close family friends I am fine with her having there but she keeps promising people invites which puts us in an awkward situation and she won't back down. Is anyone else having this problem? Or is it normal to have a bunch of people there you don't even know.
anyone else battling with an overbearing mother in law?