- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
My fiancé and I decided, with my parents (who are paying for the reception), that we would only be inviting the two children in the wedding party. No other children were invited, and we addressed all the invitations accordingly.
My cousin wanted her stepdaughter to attend the wedding, but seemed to understand when I told her that we couldn’t accomodate the 17 children that would have had to have been invited if we invited other children to the wedding.
This cousin has helped me out with a bunch of wedding stuff, and everything seemed fine…
Now, after a day of (volunteer) wedding-related crafting with my cousins (including her) and my bachelorette, she’s sent me an email, telling me how sad her stepdaughter is not to attend. She goes on to tell me that her SD would be happy to help out with arranging the flowers or other DIY pre-wedding preparations (I don’t want a 13-year-old’s help: thanks), so that could “explain it to the parents whose kids weren’t invited”. I feel badly that I couldn’t invite her SD, but we were trying to be fair to all involved.
I’m really close to this cousin, and I cannot believe that she is blackmailing me emotionally about this.
Not sure how to respond to her email. Help needed.