(Closed) Family Complaining About Wedding Date – Update!

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Wow – I know exactly what I’d want to do with guns if I was in your shoes!

Post # 8
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44 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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
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745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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690 posts
Busy bee

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
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1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
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178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
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838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That is insane you are still getting drama about that! aweful…I love how their are different stages of hunting lol..

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