Response: Hello Sarah, Your situation is a tough one. If it were me, I would almost opt for a destination wedding with just the two of you. However, since you want the families to be invited and you are aware of the mothers personality issues, you may be able to find ways to diminish her actions.
Is she married? If so, can her husband be asked to speak to her and to keep her under control? If she is not married, is there someone else who can keep an eye on her? Sometimes a man, such as the best man, can be appointed to escort her out if she misbehaves. You might also ask the person you are counseling with for recommendations on how to handle her. It may be necessary for your fiance to talk sternly to her before the wedding. I have had brides do that when their mother was the problem and you would be surprised how well mannered they were when they had been warned that no nonsense would be tolerated.
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