If you're lucky, your family loves, supports, nurtures and uplifts you. If you're not so lucky, your family are selfish manipulative psychos who exist to make life a living Hell and are tied to you by circumstances you had no control over. Most of us have a mix of both. A bride-to-be who goes by the name paperweightfairy on Reddit definitely has a family falling in the latter category, according to this nightmare story she just shared.
My fiancee and I have been together for 8 years and engaged for 3. I was doing my PhD program and was juggling planning the wedding. My fiancee took much of that work, but it was perfect because our dream venue was booked till after my graduation.
So what we did is book our dream venue 3 years in advance. It is really a beautiful venue. The only slot we got was September of this year. My sister got engaged a few months ago to her fiancee. They were planning on having a spring wedding next year. They had no venue lined up, but had a few vendors lined up as well as a set date.