Post # 1
My sister’s wedding was Aug. 21 in the UP of Michigan. All of our cousins were able to make it except the one who lives in Georgia (understandable). She, however, was confused when 2 of our cousins declined her invite. One being from our hometown where almost 1/2 our family was traveling from. The other being from lower Michigan. Both of these cousins are wealthy (think 7 figures a year each) so there is no reason for not being able to afford this.
What devastated my sister was seeing on facebook a picture my cousins had taken while they were in Chicago on Aug. 21 for a “sister get-away”. They knew my sister was getting married Aug. 21 for over a year. Apparently their cousin (we’ve always been close) getting married isn’t a reason to cancel a trip to Chicago, where they can go anytime they want.
I’m trying to console my sister, but she is just SO mad at them. The cousin’s parents didn’t even offer any help, they just said the cousin’s had other plans.
Sorry about the vent on behalf of my sister. Here’s a pic of my sister on her wedding day to make everything better 🙂
Post # 3
Well she looks beautiful in the picture!
Sucks that they did that. I was trying to think of a reason for it, but I’m not going to provide excuses for suckiness.
Hope her day was great otherwise and tell her she is lucky she has so many who want to see her happy and not to lose sleep or start her new married life worrying about two insensitive people.
Post # 4
Thanks, I’ll be sure to tell her! And she did have a FABULOUS day! She looked 100 times better than that pic too!
Post # 5
*HUGS for your sis*
my parents actually had to harass some family members because they’ve known about my wedding for well over a year now (its scheduled for October) and everyone was being fairly non-committal. I TOTALLY feel where your sister is coming from… I felt like I must not be very important that they can’t even attempt to feign interest in my wedding but happily talked about the other plans they had for this summer right before.
You have enough money to go on a trip to the bahamas but you won’t come to Texas to see me?
Puts things into perspective a bit. Lets put it this way though. That was technically two mouths that she didn’t have to feed and she shouldn’t want anyone there that didn’t want to be there anyway. Imagine, if they got guilted into going and were sour grapes the whole time? If they wanted to be there, they would have done everything in their power to reschedule their other trip. I would much rather remember the day, surrounded by people that actually were excited and happy to share in my joy =) I’m sure she will let it go after awhile, I’ve had a lot of time to accept a similar situation, and yes, it sucks, but again she was surrounded by her loved ones, wishing her nothing but the best. What more can we ask for right?
Post # 6
7 figure salary!!!?? They make over a million dollars a year?!!!
Post # 7
Seriously, this is going to sound very harsh but some people could care less about weddings…even family.
Post # 8
That’s family for you…my sister is getting married on 9/18 and there are a number of cousins/aunts that aren’t coming. We are talking CLOSE family as in my sister and the cousins pratically grew up in each other’s households. They basically told her that if she wanted them to come she would have gotten married in our hometown. Even though BOTH my sister and her Fiance are in the military 3 states away and are frequently on deployment. Go figure…that’s family for you. You have to take the bitter with the sweet and keep it moving. Your sister was a beautiful bride.