Post # 1
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how my family was upset with me because I am getting married during hunting season. So I go to a family baby shower this weekend and they are all giving me a hard time, when something occured to me – my cousin is getting married two weeks before me, also during hunting season, but they aren’t giving her a hard time. Why? Because she is getting married during ARCHERY season, I am committing the ultimate crime by getting married during FIREARM season. Scandalous!!! How dare I pick the weekend when they can fire guns openly! Seriously guys, that is the difference between my cousin’s wedding being acceptable, and mine not. I am now working at completely blocking out their comments. When one aunt said something, I pointed out the error in their thinking and she got defensive.
Post # 3
Wow. That is ridiculous. My family hunts too, but I’m pretty sure they’d put my wedding above a day of shooting things. Although, they did complain last summer when my cousin’s wedding got in the way of their 4th of July camping plans, so maybe I’m giving them too much credit…
So sorry you have to deal with that! I’m sure they’ll get over it and have a blast at your wedding.
Post # 4
That’s stupid! You’d think they could give up one day! Hunting Season happens every year and lasts for weeks! I’m sorry they aren’t being very cooperative!
Post # 5
That was going to be my point as well BARISTA
Hunting SEASON will last for a whole season. Your wedding day is for ONE day. Are they really afraid that they may miss out on the prized winning buck that day? Gimme a break. Don’t let them ruin your day.
Post # 6
ha ha! I totally understand what kind of family you have! If we hadn’t changed our date we probably would have gotten some complains also! Just remind them that there is more than one day of firearm hunting and that the wedding isn’t going to be from sun up to sun down!!
On a serious note, don’t let them ruin this for you. Its the day that you and your man are becoming man and wife. A day to celebrate ya’ll! If they can’t be happy for you then let them hunt!
Post # 7
Wow – I know exactly what I’d want to do with guns if I was in your shoes!
Post # 8
I think there are only a couple of weekends for firearm hunting season so I guess I can understand their frustrations. HOWEVER, it is your wedding. That should be more important and if it isn’t then I guess those people just won’t be at your wedding. Their loss. But is your wedding in the afternoon or evening? Perhaps you could do it at a time that they could still hunt in the morning and still make it to your wedding?
Post # 9
I loved this post by A Practical Wedding, and it really applies to your situation. Basically, it says that your wedding is not an imposition. Your guests are grown people who can set their priorities and decide for themselves what to do. I hope this all works out for you 🙂
Post # 10
We have run into a similar situation with planning because of sports. We can’t do it during college football season, NFL, not late in college basketball or NBA either, and everyone wanted March to see spring training baseball…. then complained about how expensive Arizona is in March. Sigh.
Post # 11
Why can’t people just be happy for you??
A few of my family members made a huge deal about me getting married on Saturday night (I’m Jewish, FH is Catholic) and I told them right to their faces if they have a problem with it then don’t come, because I don’t want people coming who don’t want to be there, it’s your loss! They proceeded to back-pedal very quickly!!!
Post # 12
As I said in the first thread, I understand your frustration, but I can totally see their POV as well. For Fiance and his family, the opening of gun season is as big of a deal as Christmas. It is easy for us Bees on here to make fun of it, but that doesn’t make it any less important to other people.
Post # 13
Gahh that makes me SO mad just reading this! Your wedding is a once and a lifetime event, and they are even thinking about one day in an entire season? I’d just tell them to RSVP no if hunting is that important to them, b/c you don’t need them there anyways!
Post # 14
Maybe you should rent a hunting video arcade game at your reception and then tell them to shove it! That way, instead of them irritated with you, you can all have a good laugh.
Post # 15
I got an idea. The day before the wedding you have them run around and you can shoot them (with a paint gun, maybe a bb gun if they don’t shut up)! See how they like that idea!
Post # 16
That is insane you are still getting drama about that! aweful…I love how their are different stages of hunting lol..