- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
Bees, I need advice!
My dad (who is 70) has an older cousin (she’s 81? 82?) in Pennsylvania that he is somewhat close to. I was planning on inviting her to my wedding and even sent her a save the date. He spoke with her over the holidays and she said she is afraid to drive or even travel anymore due to a car accident she was in last summer. I know for a fact, then, that she won’t come to the wedding. Should I still send her an invitation, since that was my original intention? Or should I just send an announcement?
Also, my dad is the youngest of four boys, so all his brothers are 72+. I don’t recall meeting my uncles, though I’m sure they must have been at my grandmother’s funeral 24 years ago. I have not seen them since. He has had very little contact with his one brother out in California, but talks to his other two brothers every couple of months. I was recently talking to my dad about his family, and he mentioned that his two brothers don’t travel long distances anymore, either. Should they get announcements even though I didn’t initially plan on inviting them and don’t know them? If I send them to his two closer brothers, should I send one to his (not quite estranged) brother as well?
Family is difficult.