Post # 1
So, this is my situation: my parents are both deceased, and I’m the youngest sibling out of 4. The last to get married. My mom died in 2004, so that’s not too hard, even though it sucks b/c I haven’t had anyone to be excited for me about getting ready for my wedding (certainly not my sister-one of my BM-and not the other BM either…well, she *might* be excited for me but she lives overseas, so there’s no telling). But anyway, that’s for another venting post.
So, my fiance is putting together a slideshow for the reception, and I asked my siblings, and some close friends to send him some photos for the slide show. I sent out emails to *eight* of my friends and family asking them for photos of me–you know how people always remark about having blackmail pictures for the wedding, and I have *plenty* of blackmail photos. So, I figured I would get a pretty good response. Well, that was February 2 that I sent that email. FI got ONE reply back. So I’m having to scrounge up some photos of me myself–and it just never seems like they’re as good as the ones that family has. Not to mention it makes me feel like they just don’t care enough to be involved in the process.
Just not feeling supported by what’s left of my family. 🙁
Post # 3
So sorry you’re going through this. At least you have a loving FI, who is now your family, excited about the wedding 🙂
Post # 4
I am so sorry that you are feeling this way. Have you tried to call them, things get lost in emails all the time. I would just pick up the phone and call them all, I think that once they hear the excitement in your voice, you will get excitement back in response.
Post # 5
So sorry. It’s sometimes hard for people to do thing that aren’t right in front of them. Argh!
In the age of digitalization, sometimes it’s hard to dig up original photos. Have you told them that you would scan them if they sent you the hard copy?
Post # 6
Maybe you can kindly send another email request for pictures?
We are excieted for you here! Best wishes for a wonderful and magical day =)
Post # 7
You said you sent the email back in February. That’s a long time ago- Maybe send a follwo up email saying how excited you are that the big deal is fast approaching and that you still need pictures for the slideslow- or something along those lines.
I know how it feels when it seems like your family isn’t excited for you… it’s no fun!
Hugs- and like @RachelD said: we’re excited for you!!