We are planning our wedding, which is in 7 months. When we first got engaged, MIL-to-be (FIL not on the scene, MIL has a new partner) didn’t offer any financial help – that’s fine, we don’t expect any. But as we started to budget, DH asked her over lunch if she would like to contribute in any way. She asked to look at our budget, and complained, “Why are you getting a new suit for your wedding?! You should just hire one! What a waste of money!”. She then took the budget home, and got on the phone to EVERY one of his family members, and took them through it, item by item, without our permission, and basically just complained about how much we are spending (total wedding LESS than $35k).
Might I add that she has mentioned to us that she is getting TWO new outfits MADE for her to wear to our wedding… And she thinks the Groom shouldn’t buy a new suit?!