It might be tough to find a balance between honoring both families’ customs and organizing a wedding. However, in this story, the scenario grew rather dramatic when the bride’s prospective in-laws insisted on a somewhat weird and improper family tradition–cutting the bride out of her wedding gown. Read the story and let us know what you would do in such a scenario.
My fiancé’s family have a tradition where on the wedding night the groom cuts the bride out of her dress. They even have a special knife they use to do it and the next day everybody makes a big deal about the cut-up dress.
I told my fiancé I don’t want to do it but he said he wants to and that it’s the only tradition he isn’t willing to budge on. There are other traditions he’s agreed to scrap, but he said this one is harmless and it’s important to him that we keep some of their traditions.
He and his family are upset with me since they feel like I’m erasing so many of their important traditions and since my fiancé really wants to keep this one, they feel like I should compromise. Do you think their request is reasonable?
What do you think about this situation? Any advice… Here are a few comments on the story where it was originally posted: