Post # 1
I just got an email from my FMIL that my FSFIL’s sister (whom I did not want to invite in the first place) is now bringing her daugther, whom I really don’t care for. I sent the sister an invite with HER name only (no “guest”) and she returned it with ONE attending. Now, two weeks before the wedding she decides she is bringing her? What is that all about? They have never (and most likely never will) invited us to any of their family functions. Why would she want to attend mine?
Post # 3
Mmm….. she probably wants an opportunity to have a nice evening out on someone else’s bill.
So this gal isn’t related to your FI? How does he feel about her and her daughter? Chances are he doesn’t care about them. If so, I think you should have him talk to his sister or mother or whomever, and tell them the daughter can’t go.
If you are planning on having a babysitter, perhaps you can offer that the daughter can stay with the <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>babysitter only. (I’m assuming she’s a child.) But other than that, I’d be kind but firm that you don’t have a place for her. And think of it this way, the sister deserves the awkward conversation, because it’s wrong to just invite people who weren’t on the invitiation. And if she gets huffy about it, maybe she won’t go either.
Post # 4
Is FMIL emailing you saying that she wants this person to come? Will it be an all-out brawl if you say no? Maybe it would be easier to just okay it and go with the flow. But if you have FMIL backing you up, you can put your foot down and tell her no.