Post # 1
Is there anyone strange on your invite list. For me it’s my ex, who is good childhood friend of my Fiance. My Fiance actually considered asking him to stand up in the wedding, then Fiance decided it would be too weird. I don’t really care that he’ll be there (nor did I care that he might end up the best man), no hard feelings between us at all, but I think it’s funny.
What strang relations showed up on your invite list.
Post # 3
My former stepfather’s brother AND his ex-wife (plus their two children). I no longer have a relationship with my ex-stepfather, and due to huge problems with his new wife he likely won’t be invited to the wedding. But I am still close with his former SIL, her children and I really want his brother to be there so they’re all getting an invite. Not sure if his brother will come, but I’m definitely banking on the kids & former SIL.
Post # 4
My FI’s ex girlfriend will be there. I am very uncomfortable about it, but am just keeping my mouth shut to appease his family. She is a family friend. Barf.
Post # 5
@Legallyblondiebride: Eeek. I’m waiting so I don’t have to worry about this just yet but one of SOs best mates is his ex. His other friends don’t like her, and neither do I.
Post # 6
@ladyartichoke: Yeah not the ideal situation. His mom just thinks she is the sweetest darn thing. To be honest, every time I have been around her she is SUPER nice to me. Almost too nice…like she is trying too hard. I can’t dislike her, as much as I would like to 😛 BUT it does make me feel a tad uncomfortable. Fiance is the one who broke it off and it was a long time ago so I don’t feel threatened or anything. It just creeps me out to know that someone he used to have “Relations” with will be looking on as we say our vows. Ewww…double barf.
Post # 7
I know many will disagree but I find FI’s godfather a strange invite. He is an old family friend but moved 4 states away when Fiance was young. In the 8 years Fi and I have been together he has seem him 3 times and I have never met him. But he was a mandatory invite “because its his godfather”, which I didn’t know mattered to non religious people.
@Legallyblondiebride: barf is right
Post # 8
My FI’s grandfather’s cousin will be there. It sounds like a distant relative but they’re very close to the family, but I have no idea what to call them, so we just call them by names.
Post # 9
@MASPA: I’m kind of protective over my godchildren and godparents. But I know more people who would agree with you 🙂
@Legallyblondiebride: I feel you! SOs ex isn’t a horrid person, just likes being the centre of attention. Once when we were out with her she kept talking about what they did, vacations etc, when they were together… ew. *sigh* Oh well, it’s about the two of you and not her 🙂
Post # 10
@thursdayschild: I think…. that is you FIs 1st cousin three times removed. I looked it up in the end, was confusing even after I drew it out on paper.
Post # 11
My dad’s third wife will be there. And my dad’s girlfriend. My dad won’t be.
You see, my dad was in the process of divorcing his wife, and had started dating his girlfriend, who was an old family friend of my paternal grandmothers.
My dad died in May.
His girlfriend will be at my wedding, because not only do I love her, she’s become good friends with my mother (my dad’s first wife) and she’s always been friends with my grandmother, because her mother was my grandmother’s best friend.
My (almost ex) stepmother will be there, because my half sisters will be there.
I have no idea where to sit anyone (because everyone hates the ex-wife) and I can’t imagine where I would have put Dad.
For this, and so many other reasons, I wish my dad was still here.
Post # 12
I’m still friends w/ a few of my ex’s. One of them is one of my absolute best friends, and he has met my partner (they both think the other is great and get along super well – I needed my ex to approve of my partner! haha). I don’t tend to think of him as my ex most of the time, just b/c it’s been awhile and he’s been such a great friend. My mom is very glad that he’ll be at the wedding, but I have had a few friends that hear that I want him there that are all like, “But he’s your EX!!” Yeah, I know. I was there when we dated. But I honestly don’t know if I would want to get married without him there.