(Closed) Dad says he is not inviting any of his family to the wedding… (VENT)

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@pandaroo:  Well luckily it’s YOUR wedding, not your dads so you can invite whoever you want!

 

It does suck that they aren’t coming to your engagement party, but people can choose to attend or not choose to attend for whatever reason they like.  I hope they’ll be more serious about RSVPing for and attending your wedding.  

 

Send out Save-The-Date Cards so they don’t have an excuse about forgetting or not knowing about it 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, an engagement party isn’t really a big deal in the grand scheme of things.  It sucks that they didn’t RSVP till the last minute, but to be perfectly honest, engagement parties really are only fun for the couple & close friends and direct family.  For the not so close relatives, it’s not really a big deal.  Just let things cool off, you’ve got a while yet before sending out invitations.  I’m sure by the time you’re actually ready to send them out, everyone will have found other things to be pissed off about and will have completely forgotten this.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think an engagement party is different than a wedding. I very well might skip an engagement party but then I would love to go to the wedding.  I think your dad should reconsider.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@pandaroo:  Does your step dad’s family usually treat you as one of their own? I ask because my Fiance and I have been together since my child was still in diapers, but although his family is nice to my son he has never been seen as ” one of theirs”. They have never attended a single event for my son despite living in the same small town. If they usually show up to things for you then I would chalk this up to a one time thing, no big deal. But if they haven’t made an effort to come to your events in the past then I would just sadly accept this is the way things are. Either way I am sorry they are missing out 🙁 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I just think some people see engagement parties as frivolous and unnecessary. Since your step-dad has been around your entire life, and these are your aunts and uncles, you would think they would be happy to attend your wedding. But then again, every family is different. I would still invite them, and I’m guessing your dad will come around to that eventually. 

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