(Closed) Feeling a bit sad, sister won’t be with me through most of our festivities

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m so sorry your sister won’t be there on your wedding day and/or the activities beforehand.  I lost my dad two years ago, and it’s still very painful, so I can relate to the anxiety of not having a loved one at your special day. 

I don’t know if this option is feasible, but I saw that another bride was going to live-stream her wedding online so that people who couldn’t make the trip could still witness everything.  She was using the company below, but I think if you Google “stream my wedding online” or something like that you can find other options. 

If this won’t work, can you keep a phone nearby so you can call her and your (by then!) new nephew?  If you have a Smartphone, you can download Skype so you can see them both and talk to them. 

Best of luck to you, I hope you have a wonderful wedding!

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Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I understand, my sister is my best friend and I would feel the same way if she wasn’t able to be there for all of the pre wedding activities.  Will she make it to the ceremony?  I sure hope so πŸ™‚

It’s so hard when you wish they could be there for it all, but they have truly legitimate and understandable reasons for not being there.  And you know they wish they could be there for you… so there’s nothing to be done or said, you just have to put it out of your mind.  I’m sorry to hear it!!!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Has anyone else had to deal with a friend/family member not being able to share in your day?  What helped you to cope with the situation?

 

I will have NO ONE with me with our wedding festvities.  NO ONE. Zilch.  Is it sad?  A little, but I also hate to be an inconvenience to anyone more so.

Since I don’t live near any family and good friends live in other states, no one offered an engagement party, bridal shower or bach parties.  No pre wedding festivities at all.  It’s how it goes.  For our wedding, we have chosen to get married privately at our honeymoon location, but we did have a full wedding event planned which I just undid 2 days ago.

Getting everyone to come to our original wedding which woud have been local to us but a destination for them proved to be more difficult than moving mountains.  It’s just too hard for people to come to us, financially, etc.

How do I cope?  We’ll I’m a pretty independent person and I’m very used to doing things on my own since I was 18.  Luckily FI is the most amazing partner in the world and he makes up for my family’s lack of involvement just by being his awesome self.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

My sister didn’t come to my wedding either, but for very different reasons. It makes me kind of sad that she’s not in any of my photos, but it was her choice not to come, I guess…

Just try to focus on all the other joys that come with a wedding. Your sister can’t make it, that’s the reality… just try and keep your chin up and make the best of it anyway.

Post # 8
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hey doodlebug, I just got a new nephew 2/15 and another one is coming 3/29!  Nieces and nephews for everyone!

 

You know I also went dress shopping alone and purchsed my dress alone.  I guess I don’t realize how odd my situation is until I read about others.

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