(Closed) Half Sister as a Bridesmaid?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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nickkifu84:  If you are on the fence, maybe you should speak to her about it. Perhaps if you’re not close she would feel awkward and obligated to accept. I would tell her that you really want to have her involved in some sort of way and ask what she is comfortable with.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I don’t think you should feel obligated to ask her. She probably doesn’t expect it if you aren’t close. A reading would be a nice gesture. Do you have other sisters who will be in the party?

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Sugar Beekeeper

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nickkifu84: 

I think pp sapphire is right. If your half sister  would be the only person in the wedding party anywhere near 45 years old she may feel very awkward but  not wish to sound ungracious by refusing .  

Who else are your bridesmaids ? If you have other sisters there it would be nice to give  her the chance to say yes or no  . If not , it;ll  probably be fine  to just ask her to give a reading or whatever

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

If you aren’t close and already on the fence about this don’t ask her. She might graciously decline but if she accepts it could be a problem depending on the nature of your relationship. Unless you absolutely want her as a Bridesmaid or Best Man I wouldn’t chance it. Just bc someone is family doesn’t mean you’re obligated to have them involved. 

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Busy bee

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nickkifu84:  I’d never want to be in a wedding party because someone felt obligated. If you two were never close, she’d probably understand. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Your half-sister is also your biological sister. The two of you share half of your biology since you have the same father. Are you close in age to her? I see you have the number 84 with your screen name meaning that you’ll be 32 this year? That’s not that big of a difference between the thirties and forties. I do not think that your sister would feel uncomfortable being a bridesmaid do to that sort of the age difference. This could be an amazing experience for you and your sister to grow and bond.

 

If you have never been really close with her but you want to be close with her I think that asking her to be a bridesmaid would be an amazing opportunity for the two of you to get to know each other better. I also have a half-sister and I never look at her as any less of a sibling to me just because we don’t share the same mother and father. She’s just as much my sibling as my two brothers who I do share the same two parents with. I also did not grow up with my sister do to life being crazy and did not meet her until we are both adults. But I have tried my very hardest to make sure that her and I establish a relationship because she is my sister.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Ooooooh! I am in the same position! I kept debating whether I wanted to ask my half sister (my dad’s older daughter). We were not close. I have seen her once in six years, but I almost felt obligated?? I ultimately did not do it because for one, we are not all that close. I text her occasionally and that’s it. I have friends who I am closer to and I chose them. It’s ultimately your decision and who you want to stand by you. 

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