- 6 years ago
I just went to a nice wedding where the family of the bride and family of the groom were impeccably dressed and poised and spoke so flatteringly and lovingly of the couple “She is such a beautiful and wonderful sister” blah blah. It occurred to me that my brother would never do such a thing because he has a permanent resentment of me for being successful. He routinely tries to bring up the bad things that happened in my life to cut me down and ignores me though he only lives 15 miles away. He talks like a teenager from the hood. My dad is nearly deaf (another concern; people will be trying to talk to him and he won’t know what they are saying esp with all the background noise; my mother is a nasty one who tries to make me feel bad too “why do you go to your friend’s weddings out of town?” They would never buy a plane ticket to see you! They just got a gift out of you!” etc, but might sweeten up just for the occasion. Would it be weird to have the guy’s family do all the talking? Also, how have you managed a suboptimal family at the event?