Family vent! Help me stay sane please :)

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
2060 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

Write down instructions for your parents including dates, times and venues.  Give them a copy, email another copy, keep other copies in reserve so that if they lose their copy you can give them another copy, and give a copy to your brother so he can remind them too.

A week before the wedding send them another copy.




Post # 4
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

How come you didn’t remember your Aunt’s name to add her to the invite list?  She’s your Aunt.  It just sounds like you need to detail specifically in writing what you need from your parents.  They are from a different culture and if it doesn’t make sense to them, sometimes people just don’t handle things well, unless you give them explicit details.  You have to be a bit patient with them. 

I’d write down specifically what you want them to do, with times, and everytime you see them, give them another copy so they can’t say they lost it.  I’d give directions to your brother about times and things as well as the flight information of your guests. 

Hang in there you’re getting closer to your day 😀 

Post # 4
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Your mom may be afraid that you are looking gift-grabby if she really believes people can’t come.

Post # 5
153 posts
Blushing bee

That is a tough one. I’m having a difficult time getting a guest list from my family too. I have majority of the people wrote down, but my mom insisted on inviting great aunts and uncles that I see every few years and some I haven’t seen since I was a kid. I don’t mind if that’s what she really wants, but I have no idea their addresses :/ I agree that you should give her and your brother instructions so everyone knows what to do. Hopefully she will realize you shouldn’t have to be worrying about this. Good luck!

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