Disappointed in Family Reaction

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my mother didn’t seem excited at first, but she was happy after it sunk in. my father said “oh, okay.” his parents were thrilled, after it sunk in.

i’m sure you just caught her off guard. and i’m sure she’s happy for you, even if she doesn’t show it.

Post # 4
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1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@dreamer1288:  When we told my FI’s mom, we actually just stopped by her house, and she was apparently on her way out, so we told her right away, and she just smiled, said “God bless” and then grabbed her keys and left! We laugh about it now, since that’s just so her. 

What matters the most is your feeling and reaction to getting engaged. I’m going to share a piece of advice I got, and feel is a little harsh, but very true:

“No one cares about your wedding as much as you do.”

Post # 5
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Perhaps once it gets closer she will be more excited. DH was the first to get married on his dad’s side of the family and his aunt, who has 4 kids in their late 20s early 30s that have never even had dates, wasn’t excited either until closer to the wedding (she was awful at the wedding but that’s a different story).

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

@BlondeBee:  “I’m going to share a piece of advice I got, and feel is a little harsh, but very true: “No one cares about your wedding as much as you do.

+1. Harsh, but true.

OP, I don’t think your grandmothers’ reaction was very nice and that would be hurtful, but please try not to take it to heart.

You’re marrying the man you love – focus on that and don’t let anyone’s negativity get you down.

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