Post # 1
Was just wanting some other peoples perspectives on a situation.
We are wanting to elope but possibly invite 8 people (parents and siblings).
The only thing is that my fiance’s parents went through a divorce due to infedelity and his dad is now married to the woman he had the affair with. It may be awkward since the guest list is only my Mom and her husband, my fiances dad and his wife and his mom and her significant other, and then sibling and their significant other. It is also taking place in a very small space. The two parents and significant others don’t talk. Whenever their is a family event they don’t all go. We were also going to go out for dinner afterwards (8 guests plus us)
We are debating on this option and just eloping the two of us (or with who we had asked to be moh and best man)
What would you do in this situation? Thanks for the tips!!
Post # 3
I would do what feels best for you in what seems to be an awkward situation. You want this to be a cheerful and happy occasion, which includes cheerful and happy guests! Think about it some more and go with your gut. If your dad and his new wife won’t be attending, you can always do a separate dinner date with themand you two. If you pick a restaurant that has music and dancing, you all can even share a father/daughter dance together. 🙂
Post # 4
Listen to both what your heart is saying and your head. Depends on how you feel about sharing your day with others and being able to re-live to those memories afterwards. I would like to think your FI’s parents etc can put aside any differences for your special day. Perhaps speak to them to see if they are comfortable with it.
Post # 5
Would it be a huge issue to ask your dad to come alone? He should understnad that you want a peaceful, non-awkward day.
Post # 6
It is actually my fi’s parents. He feels that they should both be there…but maybe the idea of doing something separetely with one would be a good idea.