(Closed) Complicated Father of the Bride situation

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

It’s obviously your and your FI’s choice. There aren’t many details here so it’s hard to say. If you ever hope to recover your relationship though, you should invite him.

Post # 4
Member
368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m in a similar situation, except my dad doesn’t talk to anyone in the family.I haven’t spoken to him in over 4 years. I’ve spent much of those 4 years standing up for my belief that I don’t want anything to do with him. I’ve had certain members of my family telling me I should get in touch with him.

Long story short he’s not invited to the wedding and my aunt (from my mum’s side) has already said if she hears anyone talking about him on my day she will drag them aside and tell them to shut up. My wedding day isn’t a place for that! Anyone that has a problem with it can leave.

I totally understand that family can be pushy but you need to stand up for what you believe and they need to accept that. I can totally imagine the feeling of my father being there. I would be trying to avoid him all day.

You don’t need that on your wedding day. You just need to relax and have a great time. Do what you think is right and don’t let anyone boss you around!

Good luck!!

Post # 5
Member
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I wouldn’t invite him if you feel uncomfortable, I am not inviting my father either. We have had a contentious relationship for years and I know that it will become HIS event because everything always has to be focused on him. After our last meeting, I told my sisters no way he was walking me down the aisle. You’re wedding day is going to be stressful, don’t add anything or anyone who’s going to potentially give you headaches.

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