- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I had several groups of family friends growing up–kids all grew up together, parents were friends. My parents divorced and while I remained friends with all the kids, most of the parents (for example, G and S) kept my dad as their friend and not my mom. To be fair, they knew dad first, but I know this really hurt my mom, especially as G’s wife was a friend of mom’s.
SO, I invited the J parents but not the kids (I wasn’t invited to their weddings). I invited S and G’s kids but not S and G. (These kids live at home still.) I hardly see G and S, only when I’m over at the kids’ houses–which is RARE–and sometimes during summer trips (also RARE–I hardly hear about these anymore).
When I sent my Save-The-Date Cards, mom begged me not to invite G and S and as she’s hardly ever vocal or requesting of these things, I complied. Originally, I’d wanted ALL family friends there.
So, G and S’ kids got invited (S’ kids live at home and one G kid does too) but G and S didn’t. And the Js got invited, but not the kids. Now I’m sending the invites, and I feel horrible inviting some but not others. But I think I’m stuck. Plus, we really needed to limit people due to budget.
Am I stuck? Why is this so brutal?