Advice please-has anyone else had this situation?
So basically I like the thought of being married but not the actual wedding itself. I have never been bothered by weddings and marriage itself to me is simply a name change and legal thing.
I feel under a lot of pressure to have a 'wedding' as I am certain the mother in law thinks it will instantly lead to grandchildren for her (neither of us want children and have explained this to her). She is also obsessed with everything weddings, dress, cake, flowers etc. And believes it to be the best day ever. We both think it is sad if getting married is your sole best day ever and purpose...
On top of this after a sketchy childhood I have highly strained relations with my dad, and virtually say two words to my mum. I'm not massively close to siblings as we all live in different locations and just want/view life differently. I have a good set of friends.
I am not interested in the sit down meal, aisle, massive dress, formality etc. but would like the name xhange/honeymoon.