(Closed) Help :(

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would invite everyone and let them figure things out for themselves. This sounds like such a ridiculous fight! Hopefully it will come to an end soon. You wedding is a year away, so perhaps they’ll fix the relationship before then?

It is on them if they act badly at your wedding, not on you. So put it back onto them by inviting everyone. Then it’s up to them to figure themselves out. 

Do not choose sides!

Post # 4
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I dont know what YOU should do but I know what I would do and that is not invite any of them. My rule is if you start drama, demand everything be your way, or whine alot you aren’t invited. I have started to feel like life is to short so why deal with other people’s garbage.

You are in a sucky situation but hopefully things will have calmed down by then and they can all act like adults. If not then tell them look these are my criteria for inviting people, do you think you fit them?  No drama, No martyrdom, no whining!

Post # 5
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It’s your wedding.  I think you should invite who ever you and your fiance want to invite and let your relatives decide on their own whether or not they will attend your wedding.  If they can’t look past their own differences to celebrate the love that you & your fiance share, and decide not to attend your wedding then it is their loss.  


Post # 6
7739 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Invite everyone, and refuse to be blackmailed into not inviting anyone. Sit the warring parties well apart. Tell anyone who makes threats (before the wedding) that you expect them to behave or not attend.

Lots of people go through a kind of similar thing with divorced parents.

Post # 7
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Invite who you and Fiance want, it is your day. If anyone were to get out of hand they can be escorted out. Remind them this is a celebration and not a war. If either one wants to no go then that is on them not you. Your wedding your guests, of course that is only my opinion.

Post # 8
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Like PPs are saying, invite everyone.  They’re adults and can figure it out.  Tell your cousin (the brother of the one whose wedding you went to) that you’re not getting involved, you love all of them, and that they need to work it out between themselves.  You can point out that your other cousin probably won’t come since they’re overseas.  

Anyone who wants to make themselves the most important part of your wedding day isn’t worth negotiating with, and by saying “me being there is so important that you should change your guestlist for the pleasure of my company” they are saying they’re more important than you are.  Don’t enable it.  Sorry that you’re going through this 🙁  In the end, your cousin’s parents are going to be so miserable that they didn’t go to their son’s wedding over something stupid, and they’d be miserable that they didn’t go to your wedding over the same stupid thing, and it’ll be their loss if they don’t go more than it will be your loss.

Post # 10
748 posts
Busy bee

I say invite them, and if the can’t behave like adults that’s there problems. You and your SO are planning a wedding not playing refferee, it’s not your job to take sides. If they can’t put aside their issues to celebrate this great thing happening in your life well then…they’re not exactly the guests I’d like to have. But it’s all up to you and you SO on how to deal with it. Make the desicion you’re gonna be happy with years down the line.

Post # 11
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would invite my whole family and tell them ALL in no uncertain terms that a) I am not getting in the middle of their family feud, b) they can act like f**king mature adults, c) I am not repsonsible for being their emotion police, and d) this is non-negotiable. Probably in kinder words, but in very clear terms. 

But then, I have no patience for this kind of shit. :/ You may want to take a more tactful route.

Post # 12
1691 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I agree with inviting them all.  If they can’t get their shit together to attend a celebration for a family member, screw them,  If you’re not taking sides, don’t do it here either.  Your cousin did nothing to you, you went to their wedding to support them – give them that same opportunity.  If your uncle/aunt can’t accept that, oh well, they’re loss and less drama for you on your special day.  Plus like another PP said – maybe it’ll all be blown over in a year anyhow.  Let’s hope!

Post # 13
435 posts
Helper bee



Invite everyone you want to invite.  If they don’t want to go because someone they’re fighting with is going then that’s their loss I guess.

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