Post # 1
We’re having a second reception to celebrate with our West coast friends who weren’t able to make it to our East coast wedding, however, my sister has made it clear that she will not attend the second reception, even though it is only a few hours drive from her and will include her friends as well as ours and our families.
My sister’s reason – she wants “quality time” with our parents, without me “stealing the spotlight”. my mom was pissed when she heard this, especially since my sister had originally told her that she wasn’t coming because her girlfriend couldn’t get the time off work, but when I confronted her about it, she gave me the above reason.
So how can we best handle the “where’s your sister” questions that will inevitably come up???
Post # 3
Definitely just stick to something along the lines of “unfortunately she couldn’t make it today, and I miss her terribly” and then change the subject.
Sorry your sister is being a pain!
Post # 4
im with kartz710, stay with the “sadly she couldnt make it” and dont tell anybody the real reason
Post # 5
I agree with Kartz… don’t even give it too much thought, that’s exactly what she is trying to get… a reaction. Simply tell her you are sorry she can’t make it, and then move on. My sister has tried telling me that she refuses to save up to come for my wedding, and that, if I want her here, I have to pay for her to fly (with her 2y/o, her newborn baby and her hubby) money is not the issue for her. Sometimes siblings have a hard time with us getting attention for one day… just try not to let it bug you too much!
Post # 6
Yeah, I think this is one of those situations where you don’t hair to air your family’s dirty laundry. Just an “Unforunately she was unable to make it” will suffice.
Post # 7
It’s not your problem and people probably won’t ask YOU where your sister is, they will ask your mom. If for whatever reason they do ask you just say she unfortunately couldn’t make it. Besides it’s none of anyone’s business really lol