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?