Post # 1
I am inviting my father and his wife to my wedding, just to be the bigger person. I have not seen my father in over 10 years and we basically have no relationship. He left my family for another woman 25 years ago. He has been writting me emails and text messaging me for the past few months about his son not being invited to the wedding. I have told him time and time again that the invite is for him and his wife only. His son is 18 years old and I haven’t seen him since he was 5. I don’t even know him and don’t think he should be invited, not that he wants to come anyway. None of my fater’s family is invited and he is giving me a real hard time about all this. Has any one else been in this sort of situation? Do you have any advice on how to deal?
Post # 3
I don’t have any experience to relate to yours but BRAVO for generously inviting your father and his wife. I don’t think I would be able to do that if I was in your position.
That being said, I think you might have to just stay firm with your invite limited to father and wife only. You’ve been clear with him about it from the beginning. At this point, tell him the venue is at capacity or it’s too late to add new guests.
Have you stayed in touch with your father’s side of the family? You have your own reasons for not inviting them and frankly, your father has no one to blame but himself.
I would stay firm with the “no” and don’t let the comments about his side not being invited bother you on YOUR day.
Post # 4
I don’t necessarily have any advice, but stick to your guns on this! And like PinkPinStripes stated Good for you for being the bigger person!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! I am sticking to my guns on this one 🙂