(Closed) Anyone not having FI’s sibling/s in the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

my FH has 2 sisters, one with whom I am close too, the other is a manipulative, sneaky childish person. I talked to his mother about having the one I am close to in the wedding and she told me not unless the other one is in it as well.

Well neither of them are in it then. I am so not playing that game. haha.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Nope!! Df has 1 brother and we did not ask him to be in the wedding. Partly becaues it’s a destination wedding and I’d like for him to enjoy his vacation with his wife and kids…partly because they aren’t really close.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ugh, I really don’t want to have my FI’s sister in our wedding. First of all, he isn’t close with her. Second, she lives in NC, she won’t be involved in ANY of the planning, she is a space cadet, spoiled, etc. But I am totally afraid to even go down that road. We aren’t getting married until August 2011, so I don’t have to think about it yet…but I would much rather have my 3 best friends and sis-in-law.

 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

well Fiance has 2 younger brothers, they are all 5 years apart so they are 16 & 21 and he’s 26. Needless to say they will be attending, however he has 3 groomsman who are his best friends and have been for years.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

** so they won’t be apart of the bridal party.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

None of his siblings are in the wedding and he has four of them.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am not close to my Fiance sister. She’s a sweet girl, but we just haven’t gotten to know each other very well yet. We are having her do a reading during the ceremony. My brother is an usher. We’ve incorporated them in the wedding, but they aren’t a part of the bridal party.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

He has one sis and he’s not close with her at all. When we got engaged she actually TOLD me she wanted to be a bridesmaid. What a turn off. We’re not close, and I dont take requests for my bridal party LOL So no, she’s def not involved!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I asked my FI’s sister to be in the wedding (I’m not particularly close to her, but since he only has one sister I thought it would be nice to ask). she said yes but yesterday he told me to be prepared that she would not be in the wedding.  Apparently, she is telling him that she can’t afford to buy the dress…I’ve given the BMs 3 months and till the end of March to buy the dresses and they are only $52.99!  I can understand ppl not having a lot of extra money, but this is about as cheap as it gets (I think she’s just trying to make us pay for it)!  So, follow your instincts and be aware that it can becomes really stressful 🙁

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Nope – FH’s brother is a groomsman, but we’re only having 3 attendants, and he has 3 sisters, so we decided that we wouldn’t feel obligated to include each other’s siblings. So, his sisters are guests and so is my brother. I think one of the sisters was a little miffed, but she’ll get over it!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I went to a wedding where the siblings all walked down the aisle, but none of them were in the bridal party.  They all wore whatever they wanted, and were included, but not as bidesmaids or groomsmen.  It seemed to work out well for my friend.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My Maid/Matron of Honor did not include her SIL for her wedding, she’s mean and rude and not even her own brother wanted her to be a part of it.  I think it depends on the relationship, just because you’re siblings doesn’t mean that they must be part of the wedding pary.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m not having my FI’s sister in our wedding. I’ve only met her once (she lives far away) and will probably only see her in person only 1 more time before our wedding. Fiance isn’t super close to his family. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

None of my DH’s family was in the wedding.  He has four siblings, two sisters and two brothers.  Only one sister even attended the wedding at all!  My brothers and their wives helped with setting up the reception area and taping the wedding, but I didn’t ask his family for any help.  They were all quite clueless actually, which really ticked me off since they had a 14 page handout on exactly what was going on and where.

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