(Closed) FIL punched a groomsman and a guest at the reception. Advice?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

The only thing I can think of is to take time for everything to cool down.  If your Father-In-Law is punching people in the face something better be seriously wrong with him wtf??? Does he have a drinking problem?

Post # 5
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Your Father-In-Law is a grown adult. Let him take responsibility for his own actions. Despite the fact that this happened at your wedding there is nothing you can do about it.

He definitely owes the two of you an apology for his behavior at your wedding though.

Post # 6
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

What he did is inexcusable, are you going to ask him to apologize to the guest? He sounds like he was out of control. By the way I glad it was contain incident and didn’t happen in the reception.

Post # 8
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Wow… even if it’s not a drinking problem per say, it sounds like he has problems when he drinks. Which comes out to the same thing… He shouldn’t be drinking. He needs to get help to stop. If you get angry and out of control when you drink, you just can’t drink. Sorry!!

I am also glad that it was contained. I would say give it a few more days to see if things calm down and if Father-In-Law calls to apologize. If he doesn’t, it may be good for Fiance to (calmly) talk to him and say how hurt you both are by his behavior. I hope for your sake he wants to apologize but if not, you both need to look at what the consequences (or pros) of cutting him out of your lives might be. Im sorry this is happening 🙁

Post # 10
13 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

@capergrrl:  I’m so sorry to hear this happened on your wedding day. Well done to your groomsmen for making sure it didnt escalate! I bet your Mother-In-Law is very embarassed by it all. All that planning and preparing for the biggest day of your life and that happens….but then they do say it’s not a wedding until there’s been some family drama! 


As for what to do now the wedding was saturday and he hasn’t even been in touch…to apologise or even speak to his son after his own wedding day!? I don’t think there’s anything you can do other then support your new husband.

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