ADVICE: My mum burst into tears after I told her about my wedding plans


Dear Aunty Lisa

My boyfriend and I have been together since we were 16 and we’re getting married next year.

We both really want a quiet register office wedding and dinner afterwards with about 12 of our family and very close friends. I don’t want to wear a big white dress or have any bridesmaids, or even have a hen do.

When I told my parents this, my mum burst into tears. She’s very upset that my dad won’t be walking me down the aisle — I’m their only daughter.

She’s also upset that I’m not inviting all her friends and my godmother, who lives in South Africa and who I haven’t seen in years. I don’t want to upset anybody, but I feel like it’s our wedding.

Please can you give me some advice?

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