- 7 years ago
Geez, what is with everyone this week? I have had pretty much smooth sailing with guest list drama, so far, but I think it has finally come to a screeching halt. Yes, this is another post about my crazy family, a lot whom are devoid of any sort of etiquette.
My step-cousin deleted me from her FB friend list today, because she found out she and her Darling Husband are not invited to my wedding. What the eff? Really?
I was invited to her wedding, and I DID attend. But, I am not a fan of, “If they invited you to theirs, you have to invite them to yours.” Because sometimes the circumstances are different. She and I have never been what you would consider “close”. She is nearly 10 years older than me, and she lived in another state up until a year and a half ago. I met her *probably* four times before she moved down here. We started occasionally texting (once a month) each other about a year ago because she got engaged and wanted my help planning the wedding. I saw her three times before her wedding, and the last time I saw her was her actual wedding day.
Step-cousin’s wedding was at a church. She has hardly any family that could attend/would attend, and her Darling Husband had maybe ONE relative show up. So, they had all of this space and food, and maybe only 40 guests. Of course she invited me (not to mention I helped her anytime she needed it)! It was the typical wedding for my family. Ceremony in a church that will fit just about anyone; reception in church rec hall with a crap load of food cooked by relatives. Anybody could’ve shown up and they would’ve been accomodated.
My wedding is different. We are having a small ceremony that will only accomodate 50 guests (any extra would have to stand, and I wouldn’t want that). Our reception is a very formal plated meal. We had to pick and choose who would be there, unfortunately.
Everybody is in an uproar over it, although I was very explicit about this fact from the beginning. Nobody in my family is considering that half of the 50 guests have to come from FI’s side, so really, I only get 25. They all think it should be a huge party just for them.
Am I the only one who is dealing with all of this drama? Please tell me I am not!