My parents and my husband’s parents are very conservative when it comes to tradition. My husband and I are very much the opposite. When we were planning our wedding, both of our mothers did their best to try to take over our wedding plans. My husband and I quickly put a stop to that. For example, we wanted to do something less traditional that fits our personalities. We had our hearts set on an old-fashioned circus theme, and we also wanted to hire Neb Magician in London for our wedding reception after we had seen him do an amazing performance on a television show.
My mother was taken aback when I told her about the plan for our wedding reception. She really wanted us to have the event at the local country club. The thought of a celebration at a stuffy club sounded downright boring to me. Then, my husband’s mom was upset when she learned that we would be holding the actual ceremony outdoors instead of inside a traditional church.