(Closed) It wouldn’t be a wedding without that Family Drama!

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
2273 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Haha my family drama was with the inlaws – Future Mother-In-Law was telling us we HAD to invite her brothers because we HAD to… You know how it goes… Anyway we did fight it because we aren’t inviting any of the extended family (we aren’t close to any of them – drama my side and distance his side (except for the brothers who we don’t know)) just when I was about to throw up my hands and say stuff it just invite them, Future Mother-In-Law informs us we don’t have to invite them after all as they are eccentric (both of them live an hour away in the country and are set in their ways and don’t like coming to the city) *sigh* bonus for us is we are now NOT inviting them like we originally wanted… 

Think it bugged me the most as my mum who is helping us pay says “it’s your wedding invite who YOU want” and has never dissed our guest choices but Future Mother-In-Law who isn’t contributing made it kinda stressful. 

Post # 4
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

You mean other than my mother who has made comments and is very upset that I’m not marrying a good ‘Christian’ boy? lol  Did that the first time around and he turned into an abusive jerk!

Post # 5
1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

 We do I start…

  • Future Sister-In-Law1 having a hissy fit about not being a Bridesmaid or Best Man (although asked to do a reading) to the point that she caused so many dramas she was “just going to kill herself”
  • My mother wanting to check every single  thing before ordering yet doesn’t seem excited or caring
  • My sisters calling my wedding a sham and that the only reason we are getting married is to “have the attention on us”
  • Future Sister-In-Law2 trrying to talk me into another Bridesmaid or Best Man dress (this went for a week with essay long SMS!’s)
  • My grandmother wanting me to invite people I bearly know.
  • My father continually going on about traditionally who pays for things (at this point he is debating over like $30 of Groomsmen button holes!!!)

I can’t remember any more lol.

Post # 6
103 posts
Blushing bee

My auntie has had a massive hissy fit about me not inviting her kids… None of whom I actually like. Sigh! She has 4 kids, 2 of which have partners. On my other side of the family I have 22 cousins, all of whom are married/long term partnered and most of them have kids. So for me to invite my cousins would be 50 extra people, not even beginning to inclue FI’s cousins!

And to put that in perspective… My whole guest list is under 60. I am not doubling my guest list just because my auntie feels that her children have a right to be invited! Not a single other one of my cousins have had a problem with it, because most of them have had their own weddings and understand that me not inviting them is just practical, not malicious!

So now my auntie is being super passive aggressive… She’s inviting her children to stay with her near the wedding (which is 3 hours from their house) the week preceeding it. Her kids are all in their late 20s. It’s a litle odd. And the worst thing was today she organised a gathering at my grandparents house for Easter and invited our extended family… But didn’t think to call me or my mother. Harsh!

Sorry about the massive rant… She’s just getting to me this week! I’d uninvite her but her husband is our organist!

Post # 8
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

In my wedding book it says to be prepared to fight with EVERYONE…ugh.  No one will ever understand what we go through as brides unless they themselves become one.  you cant invite everyone…and if they cant understand that then maybe its good that you wont have to deal with negative energy.  Your happiness is all that matters on your special day, good luck Smile

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