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Great Mate Debate: To Elope Or Not To Elope?

They are getting married and their moms are getting too involved in the planning. She says it is not even her wedding anymore because the mom’s are planning everything. It is getting overwhelming and she doesn’t want to deal with it anymore. She just wants to go elope and come back and tell their families. He doesn’t think they are too involved. He is an only child and says his mom is a little more involved because of that, but he says they have invested money already and sent invitations. He doesn’t want to elope because they can’t do that to their families.
Slacker and Steve can understand both of the couple’s sides, but they both agree it is a little late to change things. Slacker says he gets that he is the only child and they have already invested some money, but isn’t it better to stop the wedding now and elope then let the whole thing go through and call it off when people have already RSVP and spent more money. Is he getting married for his mom or for her?
I also can understand both sides. She just wants her wedding and she is not happy with the way things are going. Yet I can understand his side because I am also an only child and you want your parents to be there and be involved. I think they should sit both families down and talk to them. Tell them that this is not their wedding and they need to back off. It may hurt the parent’s feelings but they need to understand that it isn’t their wedding. Tell them you want them to be involved but ultimately it is the couple’s decision. If they still don’t get it after that then I say they should elope. Tell the parents that you wanted them there but it wasn’t about them anymore.
What do you think the couple should do?
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03/08/2012 3:39PM
GMD: To Elope Or To Not Elope?
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