Post # 1
So I started a thread a while ago about the battle between me and my mom over my decision to have a brunch wedding in the morning/early afternoon as opposed to an all-out formal dinner affair. Blah, blah, blah, I am sick to death of arguing about it so I’m not going to waste my breath (fingers?) posting about it anymore.
BUT now my aunt has asked if we were still doing the brunch thing. I said yes, I didn’t change it an evening wedding, it’s still on for daytime.
She said, “That’s good. We have another wedding to go to that night and I didn’t want to leave your reception early!”
Really? You were really going to leave my wedding early if it was in the evening? Who is so gosh-darn important that you’d skip out on my reception for theirs?!
Apparently, her neighbor’s daughter, who they’ve known since she was a kid, is getting married that same night. So my aunt was going to leave my wedding early to go to this neighbor’s kid’s wedding.
I’m kind of hurt by this. I mean, I know it doesn’t matter because we ARE having the daytime wedding so there’s no time conflict to worry about. But my aunt and I are really close, and I never thought she’d ever consider leaving early regardless of who else was getting married that day. Heck, my cousin is my junior bridesmaid! She was just going to skip out with a member of my bridal party? That’s nice.
I know I’m being silly and putting on my spoiled-girl pants here, but I think I can take five minutes to be upset about this before I move on to the next crazy family problem…
Anyone else got a family issue they want to get off their chest? Misery loves company 😛
Post # 3
@HeyKaraoke: Guess what, my FSIL’s Aunty, Uncle, 2 teenage children (adult prices at the venue) plus her grown up daughter and her husband (4 people) have RSVPed yes, BUT we need to leave at 7pm to attend a football match!! WTF. At 7pm the main course will be served.
This football match is nothing special, not a grand final or anything, just a local match that one of their teenage daughter’s friends will be playing at.
So you are not alone!!
Post # 4
@Aussiemum: a football match?! WOW. that is downright ridiculous. do you still have to pay for their meals? I would be livid.
Post # 5
I’ve posted about this before, but we had a guest who came from out of town, and came to the ceremony, and then came up to me and told me “we don’t get to the area often, and wanted to do some sightseeing. We left a generous enough gift to cover our meals!” and left before dinner was served. The kicker, the card had 40 bucks in it when dinner actually cost about $80pp.
Who knows what she meant by early? She may have just left after dinner/cake/first dance and meant to make a quick appearance at the other wedding to congratulate the other bride and groom? Not actualy miss anything significant?
Post # 6
@SapphireSun: Wow, rude guest 🙁
I know, she probably wouldn’t have left until all the important stuff was done. Still, I felt put-out for a little while there. But hey, it all works out 🙂
Post # 7
Honestly I bet your not really upset with your aunt as much as you think you are. You seem more upset with your mom and since your aunt leaving upset you you are just firing at everything you can with a machine gun (figuratively of course). You been so mad with your mom and then your aunt hurts you so you are taking mostly all that anger you’ve had about your mom and placing it at your aunt. Here’s the good news when your mom starts bothering you again about how you should have dinner just tell her if you did that your aunt would leave with your junior bridesmaid.
I can understand that your upset about how she would leave but it makes logical sense. Hopefully both you will only get married once so she’ll only have this one chance to see you both on both of your wedding day.