valid reasons to skip a sibling's wedding??

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Is there a valid reason for my brother to miss my wedding?
    Yes, I'll tell you what : (41 votes)
    31 %
    No, can't think of a thing : (61 votes)
    46 %
    Maybe...I'll explain : (30 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I think you should ask him what the reason is

    Post # 5
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    9508 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I can’t think of a valid reason beyond ill health or needing surgery or something.

    Post # 8
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    1129 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  I voted before I read the poll. The only reason I could think of is death or major illness.

    Post # 9
    Member
    918 posts
    Busy bee

    @MsGinkgo:  The only reason I’d accept from my brothers for not attending my wedding would be a medical emergency, for them or their wife, kids etc. 

    Given that your brother is 21, I don’t think this would count? Ask him why. See what the reason is. 

    Post # 11
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    6213 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    The only thing I can think of is if he has a final on that day.

    Post # 12
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    2273 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @MsGinkgo:  We missed FI’s sister’s wedding. She told us on a Sunday that it would be “this week sometime.” And then on Wednesday night his mother called and asked us where we were (apparently it was on Tuesday.)

    Sooo.. does our reason count? 

    Post # 13
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    7636 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MsGinkgo:  By no cost to him, you mean you or his parents are paying his air fare?

    I was at a wedding recently where the bride’s brother didn’t attend because his wife was 8 1/2 months pregnant and he would have had to travel to the wedding. (Not your case, just saying reasons exist sometimes).

    Is there some big event / festival on the holiday weekend? I can easily imagine that appealing to a 21 year old guy more than a wedding. (That’s not a good enough excuse though).

    ETA: University / college exams would definitely count as a valid excuse, as one PP suggested. Even if the exam wasn’t on the actual day.

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