Post # 1
anyone else trying to navigate the head table and running up against so many issues? it’s like an awkward really hard puzzle. ie how to keep MIL and FIL away from each other (they hate each other), how to keep BIL from potentially scandalizing my 86 year old grandmother and little sister? Which of my family members do I sacrifice and put in as buffers for all the awkwardness on FH’s side of the family?
Not really looking for advice, just want vent and to hear your stories of awkward and annoying family dynamics.
We considered doing a sweet heart table and dividing everyone up, but it just won’t work that way. Damn.
Post # 3
we are having a sweetheart table.
putting my mom with her family members. FI’s mom with his family members.
cousins close to the same age from both sides we are grouping together to make 1 table.
just separate those that don’t get along.
Post # 5
I wish we could just make a bunch of tables. The real issue is my FIL who is estranged from just about everyone except FH. So we would basically just put him and his wife on their own little island, which is mean. So the only option is mix them in with my family (and hope for good behavior) and put the rest of FH’s family on the other side of the table (it’s a giant table).