(Closed) Family Drama!

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Have you talked to your parents about this? It sounds like the answer is to put all the siblings together, unless your parents are inviting other friends/grandparents who could fill up their table.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@vanilla44:  I know what you mean. My parents get along well with all their siblings, but within the siblings there is some drama — one aunt told another aunt that she shouldn’t be bringing her boyfriends home around her young children, a fight ensued, and now the two aunts haven’t spoken to each other in months. So figuring out the seating chart is a bit of a challenge, especially since FI’s parents are divorced so they have to be at different tables.

I always say that keeping the peace trumps keeping with tradition. So your best bet may be to split the family down the middle instead of having a ‘parents table’.  In other words, have your folks and maybe one aunt and uncle at one table with some other people, and then the rest of them at a different table with other family members filling the space. That way, people who don’t like each other don’t have to sit together, but it also doesn’t look like you’re excluding just one couple. Is it possible to split the family like that without making it look bad?

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