- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
My fiance’s has a complicated family situation. His parents are divorced. His mother is on her 3rd marriage. We would prefer to have a smaller wedding as we are paying for it ourselves. My fiance isn’t particularly close to his step father’s family. In the past, his step father’s sister and niece both invited us to their wedding. We did not attend one wedding as it was held on a Friday and we could not get time off work. We were forced to attend the other wedding even though we had a scheduling conflict as his mother expressed concern that ‘we have something against the family’.
We would prefer not to invite the step father’s family to the wedding as it would require an additional 10 people to be added to an already tight list. Again, I must reiterate that my fiance is not very close to his step father’s family. The step father started dating his mother in his late teens and he soon went off to university. Although he gets along with his step father, he does not consider him a father figure.
If his mother gets upset over excluding the step father’s family, how do you suggest we address this issue? We are on a tight budget and only want those who are close to us to attend our wedding.