(Closed) I don't want to invite my dad's side of the family. Advice needed!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@jennyinstereo:  Honestly, we didn’t invite a single person on my husband’s dad’s side of the family except for his dad and his dad’s girlfriend.  My husband does not talk to or see that side of his family and he wants nothing to do with them.  I have never met them and we decided we only wanted people there that we loved and cared for.  His dad never said a word about it.  He was probably put off, but I think deep down he understood why.  I think you should do what you and your Fiance are most comfortable doing.

Post # 4
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’re only inviting three people from my dad’s side of the family. My dad, my grandma, and one uncle. (Oh and dad’s girlfriend but that’s a whole different situation, ugh.) There’s another uncle and two aunts and their spouses and children and even a few grandchildren. None of them are being invited. Some of them I haven’t seen in years. Others I see only at Christmas. Most of them were awful to my mother when she and my dad were married. The divorce was ugly and awful, disrespectful things were said and done to my mother during the divorce, too. So we’re not inviting them. Like you, my guest list is already bigger than I’d like it to be. I don’t see any reason to add a bunch of people we don’t get along with and feel no connection to just because we happen to be blood relatives.

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