- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
My grandmother and I are not very close. She lives about 2 hours away and I see her, maybe, a few times a year, usually when I drive out to see her for mothers day, her birthday and Christmas. Whenever I do go there, it’s just uncomfortable silences and I’m looking for a way to get out after half an hour. This is my dad’s mom with whom I have a pretty strained relationship ever since he walked out on my mom 3 years ago.
Fiance and I are planning a Destination Wedding and I doubt she will come. We aren’t going anywhere particularly exotic that she wouldn’t be able to come (we are having a Disney wedding), but I know that Disney won’t interest her at all and the traveling could be a little much. I’m fine if she doesn’t come and don’t feel I’ll be missing anything if she’s not there. We will plan something back home and she will definitely be invited and likely attend that.
My question is how I break it to her that we are getting married in a place it’s fairly likely she won’t be attending. I’m her only granddaughter and the only one of her grandchildren she actually likes (my cousin hasn’t seen her in 5 years). Even though we aren’t close, I’m sure she was planning on attending a more traditional wedding at home and will likely be disappointed that she’s going to miss this.