Ask Amy: Upset MIL might not foot wedding bill
Dear Amy: My daughter became engaged last week.
We are thrilled and like “Steve” a lot.
She said, “Steve wants a traditional Catholic wedding. His family also wants alcohol served.”
We are a Christian family and attend church every Sunday (which Steve has attended with us).
Steve and his family do not attend Mass regularly.
I blurted out, “That can’t happen.”
She said she has no preference, and always thought she would have an outdoor wedding.
Her father died a few years ago, and I have no expectation they would get married in our church, but I am totally against it in a Catholic church.
Also, in our close and conservative family, we do not drink alcohol.
We have been to many Catholic weddings, and my daughter has always called them “too ritualistic.”