- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
*this spacing issue is irritating, sorry if it’s mess up*
So I will try to keep the back story brief:
- At 20 I was engaged, we planned a wedding, sent engagement announcements and I backed out 8 months prior before STD’s went out.
- At 24-28 I was engaged again and was married for 2 years (after dating for 2.) We had 12 people at the wedding. He cheated on me and we divorced.
- I am now 30 and just got engaged, after dating for a year and a half.
So I tell my friends who re excited and really happy for me. My family on the other hand…my Uncle who I rarely see/talk to called to congragulate me and said “3rd times the charm,” although he was joking it still hurt. I e-mail my mom about who to send announcements to; at 20yo the announcement list was about 75, for wedding at 26yo it was 50 this time she gives me a list of 10 stating that my dad and her think it’s not “appropriate” to send elopement announcements out to more than the 10 and “people will know through word-of-mouth and she plans on posting it on her Facebook. (She announced our engagement on her FB and e-mailed me to say she had 50 “congrats” messages.)
On one hand I understand my family is “relationshipped out” with me, and cousin whatsherface will probably think or say aloud “again.” But on the other hand I am excited and happy and want to share it with everyone.
I think I just needed to vent, since I really don’t want to talk about it with my mom and I don’t know how to handle comments like my Uncles or my Aunt’s (his wife) who told me, “as long as you are sure this time.”
Can anyone relate (because I now feel like a freak) or give me advice or want an announcement since I ordered 50 and the list is 28 long total!