(Closed) Anyone else marrying into a big family?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am from a big family and marrying into an even bigger family, so guess it’s sort of the same thing… Haha I am oldest of 4 with at least 20 cousins, Fiance is oldest of 3 but his dad is one of 8… so too many cousins to keep track of there. I have been to two family reunions, so I at least feel  like I know everyone and the transition will be smooth. 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@MiJeS1104:  Me! My DH has a huuuuge family and I love it. It always feels like there’s a party going on when his family gets together. And holidays are super fun. I’m starting to rethink my life-long plans of just having 2 kids 🙂

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s the opposite for me.  I’m the oldest of 8 and he’s the youngest of 2.  Cousins wise, I’ve got low double digits and he’s got 3.  It’s really odd for me and I know it’s weird for him too.  We just got back from vacation with both families (at different times.)  For his family, we spent a weekend at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac and they had a champagne party before dinner.  With my family, we went camping in TN for a week.  I love being part of a big family and I definitely want more than 2 kids.  DH had originally been happy with 2, maybe 3, but now he’s willing to think about 4 🙂 

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Wow….first off I would like to be able to count my cousins but its impossible. My dad is the youngest of 16 and my mom is one of ten kids. I’m only 24 but my parents are much older. I’m the age of most of my second and third cousins. My Fiance has only one sibling where as I have four. His mom is one of two kids and his dad is one of five.  Its been a huge adjustment for us both. Honestly his family is much more close nit then mine so its different. However, I wouldn’t change a thing. I love my.huge family and his tennie one!

Post # 21
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1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m the oldest of three, he’s the third of four. My immediate family and I don’t speak. FH’s parents divorced a while ago, and FFiL remarried. FSMiL has 3 kids, 2 of which have 5 kids between them. FSiL has 2 kids…I like to think his family is pretty big. His mum is one of 10, and his dad is one of 4 or 5. It’s a very welcoming family 🙂

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MiJeS1104:  OMG are you me… I am also an only child and my DH is one of 7 T_T how weird is that. I love marrying into a big family though, they’re great. I always need a rest after we hang out (introvert here) but they’re so welcoming and fun. And as we’re CBC I’m glad to feel like I’m nearly guaranteed to be an aunt eventually! ;D

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m one of three and H2B is one of four, but H2B has LOADS of aunts, uncles and cousins. Our wedding is 70% him and 30% me. I like that I have a new larger family, but it does have its downsides too. 

Post # 24
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174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I’m one of 3, SO is an only child (although his parents keep taking in ‘strays’!), so I think they like having me around!

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MiJeS1104:  Im not an only child. I have one younger sister . My family used to be large. I say that bc after my fsther passed away, my fathers side kf the family became very cold to us and basicslly cut us out of their lives. So the onky family I speak to is my my moms side and I have my grandparents, 2 uncles, and some cousins. FI’s family is huge. And I love it and I love them and they love me. Im very close with his mom. Im lucky bc not everyone is blessed with nice ib laws

Post # 26
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Helper bee

He’s one of seven and I’m the youngest with one half-sister from my dad’s first marriage! 

 

We’ve grown up very differently. He was home-schooled, and I went to a large public school. He grew up in a very small religious/conservative community, and I grew up in busy metroplex. He’s the “hippie” child, so we agree on almost all aspects of life. It’s weird because his personality is so different from most of his family. Probably why we rarely visit! 

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Only child marrying into huge family.  We can’t possibly do bride/groom’s side at the ceremony.  It’d be, like, 50 to 4.   

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m the oldest oof 2 and he’s the oldest of 5. I love them all but they’re loud!! And the youngest two are 11 year old twins, they can be little monsters!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am an only child, and I consider my family to be my parents, an aunt and uncle, and 2 cousins. My parents and myself don’t get along with the rest of my family, and nobody ever talks to one another. FI’s family is huge. He has 2 brothers and a sister, plus tons of extended family who all get along. I’m fairly sure for our wedding I will be inviting about 10-15 people, and he will be inviting around 70-80 or so, LOL.

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