(Closed) My dad got engaged right after us

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sorry this is happening 🙁

I would say that if your mom wants to invite her husband’s large family, she should agree to chip in. If she can’t/won’t, limit the number she can invite.

Post # 4
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354 posts
Helper bee

I agree with @missapis: Unless your mum is helping significantly with the wedding, she doesn’t get a say in the guest list…especially to people who are rude to you.

Weddings sure bring out the meanies 🙁

Post # 5
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966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would say…  Elope, and have a small mid-day reception when you get back.

Post # 6
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907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with @cyneswith–Either elope or have a small ceremony and celebration you can afford. Have you ever checked out apracticalwedding.com? There are lots of good ideas on that blog.

Post # 7
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491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Hannahway:  As I read this my brain was yelling ELOPE!  Do something sweet and if your on a budget maybe a local destination … like a stay-cation wedding?  You can save up and have a party at some other point.  Congrats to your dad … boooooo on his timing.

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