Invite my sister?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
4 posts

An interesting sister. Sisters always like that. I understand you. I suggest you to invite her, but tell her your worries and tell her to behave in the way you like. I am sure she will understand. It is your day.

Post # 3
689 posts
Busy bee

Do u really think she’d do that? I mean, that takes serious balls. I would also be very surprised to hear of a family and friends ignoring a bride and fawning over her sister… Maybe u and ur sister need to have a heart to heart about your issues.  Not inviting her would probably cause more problems. I don’t always get along with my sister but I’d be so heartbroken if she didn’t invite me

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  MrsPHopefully.
Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Sister or dragon?  You’re the bride, nobody can show you up.  Unless you invite a ton of people who don’t know you and your sister wears a white dress and is mistaken for the bride.  Family is family, you should always invite immediate family unless she is truly a dragon that might steal your husband.

Post # 5
3653 posts
Sugar bee

You don’t have to invite anybody who you don’t think will be truly there, to help you celebrate your day, or whose presence might make you miserable. Some brides/groom don’t even invite their own parents.

My daughter and her FH aren’t inviting an uncle/aunt, from each side (25% of all uncles/aunts). There’s been drama from them, in the past , and they are not going to risk it, and let them effect the happiness of their day.

Post # 6
1086 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


chevaldame:  I have a very similar sister. Took me a long time to realize that I could never “win” by trying to have a comeback to her nasty comments. How much better my life became once I realized that, even though she was a relative, I could interact with her as little as possible.

She invited me to her wedding years ago, even though our relationship was at its lowest point. I had no role other than guest. When I went through the receiving line, I mentioned to one of the bridesmaids that I was the brides’s sister. She looked at me in confusion and explained that she was not the bride’s sister. “I know. I am,” was my reply. Talk about awkward.

Last year, I invited her to my wedding. She’s a little more mature now (a little bit) and even sent me an email complimenting me.

You do not have to invite her. (You might get flak from other family members.) If you do, seat her far away from you.

Incidentally, my husband has a brother he calls his “ex-brother” and he did not invite him to the wedding.

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