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August 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

DF's sister & fiances wedding went well. Their 'real' wedding will be next year, this one was so that their new-born daughter has her mum & dad as married on the birth certificate. Kind of nice. We had a lovely dinner afterwards, of course my mum and her partner ruining it halfway through because my mum had too much to drink. Frown wow, what a surprise. thankfully it was just me and DF at that end of the table, so people knew something was happening but it didn't affect the rest of the table. Of course they turned it back on DF and I as they stormed out to leave, saying it was our fault and that we started it. REALLY PISSES ME OFF. Anyway.

This only strengthens my resolve to ask my mother to NOT drink at my engagement party. People are telling me it's unfair to ask her to do that and not everyone else, but I really could not give a crap. 'Everyone else' doesn't cause a scene every single time. And 'everyone else' are always walking on eggshells when she's around.

So yesterday we printed out the invitations and will send them tomorrow. I only have four invitations that I do not have addresses for. How exciting!

The invitations I ended up getting are notecards with pretty designs on the front, blank inside. Then I just printed out the information and glued it inside. They look good. Simple but good.

We are having a morning tea type of thing, starting at 10am. So then if people are getting hungry (or want to leave) they can go straight to lunch. We're having it at a popular park near a river, lots of amenities. I will post my planned menu later.

6 Responses to “the wedding”

  1. CouponAddict Says:

    Why do you have to serve alchol at your engagement party? Wouldnt it be easier to just not serve it rather than have to deal with your mother once she is drunk?

  2. whitestripe Says:

    we are not serving alcohol; we ask people to bring their own drinks, wether it be coffee, tea, soft drink or alcohol. most people would bring non alcoholic drinks at 10am, but my mother wouldnt.

  3. whitestripe Says:

    and i also firmly believe that everyone else shouldnt have to suffer because she cant make an adult decision to stop drinking in the company of other people. none of my friends or other family have a 'problem' when they drink, they do not behave negatively towards other people.

  4. CouponAddict Says:

    Good luck with your mom, that is one reason DH and I eloped, we were tired of everyone trying to make it about themselves and not about us.

  5. debtfreeme Says:

    set up a video camera and tape her when she is drunk and show her the bahavior she exhibits while drinking.

    Give her the proof she needs to see that alcohol runs her life and is ruining her relationships and reputation.

  6. whitestripe Says:

    i have thought of doing that, but i refuse to be around her when she's like that now, so there's no way for me to do it

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