- 8 years ago
I just got off the phone with Fiance who got a call from his brother… we hadn’t heard a peep from them about the wedding even after invites were out, etc. (Can you tell, they aren’t very close)? But, it’s his one older brother and we figured he was just busy (he has a 2 and 5 year old).
Long story short – he tells Fiance he can’t come. At first, it was something to do with putting down a deposit on a vacation … but the reality is the religion he belongs to (Jehovah’s Witness) isn’t allowing him to attend. Honestly, I don’t understand this at all (since his brother had a wedding) and I’m so sad for Fiance. I think we both were bracing ourselves for this scenario, but now that it’s reality – it’s really sad.
And – my hive vent is of pure frustration. I’ve been telling Fiance since the beginning of our planning (14 months ago!!) to talk to his brother to make sure he was ok with the wedding plans and there wasn’t any conflict with his religion. We aren’t getting married in a church, but an interfaith chapel – and I figured that would appease FI’s brother and get around the whole getting married in a church issue that we knew he’d have.
Anyway… so – that’s that.
My family got all cranky with me because they had never met FI’s brother before… so I can’t even imagine what they will think of FI’s extended family now when they learn he won’t be there…
The even sadder thing is a lot of FI’s extended family aren’t attending because he’s got another cousin that’s getting married on the same day and the majority of them are going to that wedding … so this is even harder for Fiance, I think….