Post # 1
My grandma lectured me for an hour yesterday when she found out I didn’t invite my second cousin and her SO. First off, I’ve only met this cousin maybe 5 times in my entire life, I don’t know where the hell she lives, and I had no idea she had a SO (even if I did I wouldn’t feel obligated to invite him, I’d just expect her to come along with her parents). No, I don’t feel guilty about not inviting her, just annoys me that Grandma thinks I did wrong. Is your family being this way too?
Post # 3
Ugh, my fiance’s dad and stepmom think we should hire a babysitter for our wedding so their friends (whom we have never met) can bring their son. We’ve already stated no children except the 5 in the wedding party. Not to mention, this particular set of parents haven’t contributed any money to the wedding and they want us to PAY for a babysitter?! I don’t think so.
Post # 4
My father’s wife wants me to give my little cousin a job at the wedding–handing out carnations to guests as they arrive. I’m sorry, I know she means well, but it’s not a freakin’ Easter service.
My father wants a wedding-eve dinner with all the guests. I don’t, and don’t to pay for it, and since he paid for a lovely engagement party for us, don’t want him to pay for it, either. He even offered to host it in his backyard but I set up the room block etc. so out-of-towners will not have to rent a car and pay $85/night parking in peak tourist season, so I’d have to hire a minibus for hundreds of dollars, or hire a banquet room for hundreds of dollars. No!
Plus, my uncle, my late mother’s brother, holds a grudge against my father and it will be a chore for him to be there. I don’t want coming to my wedding to be more chore for anyone than it has to be.