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MIL organising honeymoon

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Lanzagrotty Thu 28-Feb-13 21:29:50

I've namchanged for this as i suspect I may be being a bit bridezilla so would like to know your opinions.

I'm getting married at the end of August and a couple of months ago my soon to be MIL told us that she would pay for our honeymoon as a wedding present - she also said she would choose where we go and it would be a surprise. We had to choose five places in Europe and she would choose one.

Apparently this is a family tradition and although I know it is well meant and very generous I'm really unhappy about it.

My reasons are that we had an idea where we wanted to go before she made the offer and it wasn't in Europe. Secondly, and this might sound a bit strange but I think it would kind of feel like she was on honeymoon with us. i think a honeymoon is a very personal thing where the couple spend time alone away from families. So to me this it seems odd for my in-laws to choose where we're going.

But the main problem is that my finace let slip that she had told him where we are going and it turns out it's Lanzarote! This wasn't one of the five places we chose and apparently its because she couldn't get Mallorca (one of the places we DID choose)within budget. I went on a girls holiday to Lanzarote a few years ago and my image of it is definitely not that of a honeymoon destination.

What on Earth do I do without causing major upset just before I join the family. Am I being unreasonable?

Going by the original post, I'd imagine that Lanzagrotty is either on her honeymoon at the moment or is back from it. I'm sure we'd love an update as to where you ended up going and how the whole situation resolved itself.

Hope you had a lovely wedding & that where ever you ended up on honeymoon was just lovely!

notallytuts Wed 16-Oct-13 19:29:58

Any update OP? Would love to know how it turned out

neunundneunzigluftballons Wed 16-Oct-13 19:33:32

Family traditions and weddings blah. We are in a world of bother after a family tradition really offended the bride and has caused a huge rift in the family. I now believe they are better not happening.

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