Post # 1
Our one attempt to introduce our families was our daughter’s first birthday, 3.5 years ago. It backfired completely in our eyes. His family sat lined up on the couch playing with their phones and refused to interact with us or my family. We haven’t had a party since because it was so awkward.
Our friends have never ever met. I honestly prefer my friends just one on one without kids and husbands. We are a lot alike but our husbands are very different and we parent differently. His friends however are our couple friends. The guys are alike and us girls get along wonderfully, in general we parent similarly. We attempted a party last year to start introducing everyone and all but one couple bailed. No real reasons given. I feel really torn between the two groups of friends.
I just worry they will split down the middle and we will have to ping pong between all of them. Fiance won’t but I will be all worried I spent more time with one group and the other will feel ignored.
Am I over thinking this or does anyone feel the same? I am a silly emotional wreck about it.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I feel you might be overthinking it, just because at almost every wedding I’ve been to, the bride has been pulled in so many different directions- the ping pong effect seems inevitable. 🙂 How many guests are you having? If you have a receiving line, or stop by every table to greet your guests, that’s enough. While you are the hostess, you’re not responsible for entertaining your guests that night, nor will you be responsible for introducing your friends.
Post # 4
What I’m doing with all bridal party get togethers is I am having a basket where everyone’s phones go and they don’t get touched all day/night we are together. No outside distractions, just girltime! People rely too much on their phones anyway, so maybe that will help 🙂
Post # 5
I have the added complication of worrying about one of his friends ‘outing’ him to his family (if they mix). All his friends know he’s bisexual, none of his family do. And they are pretty homophobic.
If I had my way, it would be me and Fiance on a beach with our two best friends. No family, no drama…