(Closed) Is there a title for our relationship? I’ll explain….

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yep. Your FI’s brothers wives are your SILs.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree, they would be your SILs 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think they would be your SIL, but I am not 100% sure if it is the “proper term”.  My Fiance has one brother who is married and I call her my SIL.  Even if it’s not the “proper term”, it’s way easier than saying “Wife of Brother-in-Law”!!!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

“Sisters-in-law” does accurately describe your relationship with them because you’re only related through law.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yeah i agree,  Sister in Law….(for better or worse! ) 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yep, because you are quite literally “Sisters in law.”

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know if it’s technically right, but I refer to my husband’s sister’s fiance my brother in law, and plan to continue to do so once they’re married 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Technically she is your brother-in-law’s wife.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

My sister-in-law could be:

  1. the sister of my spouse, or
  2. the wife of my brother, or
  3. the wife of my spouse’s brother. (This meaning is accepted by The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (Third Edition, 1992), but not by all authorities.)

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I was curious and that’s what google pulled up for me!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would call them SILs. That’s what my FSILs call each other and will be calling me. Much easier than saying my brother-in-law and his wife so and so… Besides since we will all be belonging to the same “family” I think it just ties everybody together nicely.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

SIL for sure. Although anyone know what the siblings of your -in-laws are? Just not related? Like my sister’s husbands brothers. I call them “brother in law-ish”

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@chasesgirl: I don’t think I would consider them related. I’ve met the husband of my FI’s SIL only a handful of times. I guess I would only count them as family if we actually did family activities together. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I agree with everyone else SIL!

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