Post # 1
Hi bees. I’m feeling really bad for FH. As our RSVP’s started rolling in, I’m noticing a trend.
All of my extended family, whom I’m not even (remotely) close with are flying in from all over the country to attend our wedding. FH however, his mom and dad will be there. The rest of his family – grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins who we actually see now and then (as opposed to my family) all declined. The majority of these people live within the area of our wedding!
FH says he doesn’t care and he just wants to be there with me, but I feel terrible. My family that I don’t even keep up with will all be there, and his will be a home, 10 miles away. I don’t know what I can do to cheer him up or try to lift his spirits. He’s acting tough but I know off bothers him. Any suggestions?!
Post # 3
You talk to the inlaws why this is maybe?
Post # 4
I’m afraid the same will happen with my FH family.
Of course his dad/step mom, mom/step dad will be there and both grandmothers but as for his aunts, uncles and cousins. I don’t think they’ll show up, for one his dads family isn’t very family oriented, they never have birthday parties, family reunions or anything like that. The ONLY time they get together is on thanksgiving and Christmas. No Fourth of July cookouts, Labor Day, Memorial Day and most of them live out of state. And as for his moms side, most of them live out of state also and only come down when it’s convenient for them.
As for my family, we are always having cookouts, family get togethers, etc. Very family oriented.
Post # 5
@krex: I’m sorry, that’s rough to go through.
I’m actually going through the exact same situation, only with my side of the family. All of his is flying/driving down and staying in hotels while mine that live right here in the area aren’t coming. I’m having a Friday wedding so I can understand some. It hurts. Especially those that refuse to rsvp…but like your FH I’m just excited to be getting married! Just shower him in some extra love! 🙂