Post # 1
When I got married nine years ago, people couldn’t find enough things to complain about. His mother was upset she lost a friendship because we didn’t invite her friend. My uncle’s fiancée almost called off her engagement to him because my grandma didn’t introduce us. His grandpa didn’t come because he disapproved of his name change… Some of this drama lasted over five years.
Turns out his mom eventually reconciled with her friend, only to break up two years later when the friend tried to scam her out of money.
My uncle got married, only to divorce after six months because she was an abusive alcoholic.
His grandpa may still resent the name change, but we aren’t having a boy, so it too won’t matter over time.
Seems like weddings give bad people a chance to project their flaws onto the couple. My question is, what wedding drama have you had and when/how did it get resolved?
Post # 3
@oldmatron: I didn’t have a whole lot, thank goodness! However, after the wedding, it became more clear than ever that my huband’s family isn’t even going to be the supportive people in our lives like my side the family will be. I love his family dearly, and so does he, but they live a very different lifestyle than us & have different morals than us; the wedding just made it even more clear.
I’m sorry you went through so much crap though!
Post # 4
FIs little sister delined our invitation because boyfriend wasnt invited (FSIL is under 18 and we have never met the boyfriend properly)
FIs best mate declined our invitation because his going to FIs ex girlfriends wedding instead.
My cousin is declining because we didnt go to hers.
My uncle and aunty (brother and sister not husband and wife) are demanding not to be sat anywhere near each other – not so easy when its a 30 people wedding and you both still want to be with people you know.
My bridesmaid dropped out.
FFIL has become a absolute jerk – hates our invites, hates out venue, hates that we are writing our own vows, hates that we are spending “too much” money on anything, hates that we bought a house, hates that we bought a family car, hates that FI got me a border collie “because thats a farm dog and it wont ever love humans” hates that we are getting married before FIs older siblings, hates that we chose November because its too hot, also hates we didnt invite the boyfriend… the list is endless.
Add this to many other non family/friend issues (photographer, reception venue AND hair and makeup artist double booked us, baker fell pregnant (which is fantastic) but due date is a week before the wedding so needed to find new baker, decorator went bankrupt and cancelled plus some more)
Wedding in 5 weeks – CANNOT wait for it to be over!!! I just want to be married to my best friend and sitting on a beach farfar away already!!
Post # 5
I so agree with you! Our wedding is not really our own! The complaint which was nailed to us was about the wedding venue we chose. All were okay with it but one of my uncles and he made so much of fuss for that!