- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2008
I have a cousin in Europe that wants to come to our wedding. Because she lives out of the US I thought it’d be too expensive for her to fly out here just for the wedding. Well I haven’t talked to her in while. She emailed me the other day asking when the date is so her and her BF (who we both met and love) can make travel arrangments to visit her other family (her mom’s side of the family) and be there at our wedding.
I’m very excited that I get to see her BUT the family that she usually stays with when she visits out here is beyond G-H-E-T-T-O. Let’s just call them the G family. I myself have known the G family since I was little. I’m not close to any of them. The parents have known my mother and father forever and I know they will be invited to the wedding. What I’m concerned about is there’s about 10 kids (yes 10, they had kids ’til they couldn’t have anymore) in the family… they’re adults now but I’m scared they’re going to just show up to our wedding uninvited just because my cousin’s coming. They’re the type of people that don’t give a you know what… act stupid in public and think they’re the S***. This is funny b/c they act like we, my brother and I, are family to them when the only thing we have in common is our cousin AND we only see them when she comes to visit. Everytime I run into their parents they ALWAYS ask me why I never visit them or hang out with their kids. This really puts me in an awkward position. They would say stuff like "I thought we’re family."
BTW this situation doesn’t make them ghetto. Just stuff they’ve all done that i’m not going to mention. I’m not here to judge but we if you guys know anything about ESO you’d know what they’re like. With that said how do I mention this politely to my cousin so that she can drop hints that space is limited? The smart thing to do is not talk down about them b/c even though they’re not my family they are still hers. Or should I let my parents tell the parents that we can only invite 2 per family? I’d like them to know that this is a wedding, because it is, and not some random house party that you could just show up to.