- Ms. Kitty
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I hadn’t met any of DH’s family until our wedding. They all live out of town and are not well-to-do, so traveling is a rare luxury for them. DH’s brother and sister in law came to our wedding in our hometown and it was the first time that his brother had been in town for more than 20 years. I was glad that they were able to come, because it meant so much to Darling Husband. I thought that they were pleasant people to have a little chat with, but there were a few things that really threw me off.
1. There was no wedding card or gift. I understand that they incurred expenses to come see us and I didn’t expect anything extravagent, but to not even give us a card for our wedding? Really? It’s $0.99 and it would really have made a difference.
2. They stayed at our house while they were in town, except for the night of our wedding. We stayed at the hotel where the wedding took place and BIL didn’t wan’t to pay for a room, but also had no way to get back to our house so we paid for a night at the hotel for them. Nobody ever said thank you for picking up the cost of an extra room or thanks for hosting us at your house during an insanely busy weekend.
I’m not about to call them up and scold them for their oversights, but I’m certainly not too eager to drop some money to go visit them next summer. Does anybody have any suggestions about how to handle this? I’m trying to let it go, but it’s really bothering me.