(Closed) Share your frustrating family critiques!

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.


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