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    • GinnerEmz
      CommentAuthorGinnerEmz
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2014
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    Hi,
    My future mother in law is trying to control my and my htb wedding plans. She wants us to not get married until I have a job despite being a student, any you give me any advice?

    We've been engaged for 3 years now and we are fed up of waiting to please his mum.

    Thanks
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2014
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    I understand where she is coming from, but at the end of the day its yours and your h2b's decision and nobody else's. It's not like you are rushing into anything having been engaged for 3 years already. Life is too short to wait around for things to happen and to wait for the 'perfect' moment - is there even such a thing? Sometimes you just need to take the plunge and do what will make you happy!

    I always wanted to wait until we could afford to buy our own house until we got married. But I got tired of waiting. As long as you can afford it and not get yourselves into debt or financial difficulty then there's no reason why you shouldn't start organising your wedding :)

    When are you looking to get married? x

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    • MrsBull2B
      CommentAuthorMrsBull2B
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2014
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    I am in the exact same position, we have decide to cut costs and reduce numbers rather than postpone the wedding yet again (its been postponed twice already) yet when he told his mam that the wedding is not postponed anymore and it is going ahead, she just mentions money. She has not contacted either of us regarding the wedding since he told her, which was last week, and we are normally really close. We are both going back to education, and he has just started temp work. I have worked finances out, and I'm positive we can afford it, wouldn't of bought little extras otherwise. Do what you want, dont let anyone dictate when you get wed

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2014
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    If she is just concerned that you won't cope before you have a job, maybe you can put a plan together to show her that you've thought it through and how you're going to make ends meet.

    I knew a couple who got engaged not long before me, who I thought would wait until they both graduated, as she is final year BSc (will finish as soon as she does a couple of resits), and he is doing a PhD and is nearly complete. However they went ahead, and although neither is working they seem to be managing pretty well on her student finance and his grant. She will be starting a PGCE in physics soon, which comes with good financial support, and he should get a pretty decent job.

    If you can afford to get married now without cutting back so much that you regret it and wish you'd done it differently later then I would say go ahead.

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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2014
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    I don't see what her problem is unless your expecting her to pay.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    Tell her to get stuffed ..... If you are paying for the wedding it's nobody's business but yours

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2014
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    If you and your H2B are paying it's not her wedding so no say ! However I understand how it can be awkward, I would suggest to H2B to have him talking to her (or both together) explaining that you feel it's the right time as you are in the position to plan your wedding, if she brings up the job thing just say we have taken all things into account and we are ok to go ahead so there is no need to bring that up again :)

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2014
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    In my opinion as long as you can afford it without getting yourself into debt then I say go ahead.

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    • GemmaS890
      CommentAuthorGemmaS890
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2014
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    Myself and the h2b did actually consider asking for some help financially from both our families but that made us think they could try and dictate what we could do so we did the best thing all round and added another year onto our original date so we could do it all ourselves. Its your special day and his mum should see that. After all u didnt tell her what to do for her wedding so why should she do it to u
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    • GemmaR81
      CommentAuthorGemmaR81
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2014
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    Do it, its your day, you and your h2b get married when you want. My h2b and myself have set a limit and we will stick to that, neither of our mums are putting any money to it, so OUR decisions. We are all always here for a chat xx




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    • AndreaE20
      CommentAuthorAndreaE20
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 15th 2014
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    Im lucky my mums fab and MIL is wonderful my mum is putting pennys away for us but I know she wont try t butt in as she knows how much this big day means to me and H2B and how personal we want our day to be

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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 17th 2014
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    If you think you can afford it go for it. We've been engaged for almost 6 years and have had to put off organising ours because other things got in the way. I really wish we could've done it 4 or 5 years ago like we planned though :o/
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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 18th 2014
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    It's not her decision to make. She can give advice but don't let her dictate your life or plans. If you can afford it, then go for it.

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    • bride2b90
      CommentAuthorbride2b90
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 21st 2014
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    Its is not her decision its yours,

    I am a student and both me and my H2B are part time workers, I we have worked out money and we are having what we love and can afford. I certainly would not let others rule your plans, at the end of it she's not getting married you are x

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