- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
let’s set the stage here: we haven’t even had a meeting with a restaurant to discuss the rehearsal dinner. We’re thinking a neat, local restaurant in the historic downtown area, but there are no plans set in stone. It’s the evening before the wedding. I want my bridal party, their significant others, immediate family, and out of town guests there. I want to spend the evening with my family and friends, and I want them to all be there.
I have family traveling in from pretty far away (this is my aunt whose daughter is in the bridal party who is controlling everything from 1000 miles away). My uncle has already declared that he is not coming to the rehearsal dinner, that he has better things to do like catch up with some friends while he’s in town. They’re going to be here for four days.
I get it. I get that they moved and are back and would like to visit their friends. I would too. But could you at least let yourself be formally invited to the dinner before declaring that you’re not coming?
my other aunt and uncle are travelling about 2 hours to the wedding, and they have three daughters in my bridal party. aunt and uncle are only planning on showing up on the day of the wedding. awesome.
so, while I thought I was really close with my family, right now I’m kind of feeling a little bit like no one wants to celebrate with us. and if they don’t, fine. whatever. I’ve said it before: sorry about the free food.