Post # 16
Every family situation is different so take this with a grain of salt but it sounds like you need to call a family meeting. Explain how this is making you feel and that you would appreciate a little support from everyone. This is a special time in your life and is having your family involved is a part of that then you deserve to request that of them. So even if it means that your mom and sisters need to “suck it up” and put on a happy face to go dress shopping with you (just for example), they should do that. That’s what family does, compromise for each other.
Post # 17
silkybutterbee: maybe you’re on to something. My parents eloped and my sisters are light years away from wedding stuff, plus everyone is doing their own thing. Honestly, I’m just over trying to get everyone onboard. As long as some people show up on time at the church, I’ll be fine. I guess.
Post # 18
mshoneybeespgbuzz: I completely understand. When I told my parents it was a “Oh that’s nice”. Not a hug, not a congratulations..nothing. I was upset and hurt. After all, it’s the biggest day of my life and it didn’t seem to matter! My Mom even asked me to move my wedding (after depoists were paid..) so my brother can go to a soccer tournament. She was upset that I wouldn’t, and had the nerve to call the country club to ask if the date after my weekend was open. (I offered to fly my brother to and from the tournmanet so he could play in a few games, but my brother is my rock and said that that was a ridiculous idea and he only wants to be with me that weekend.) Since then, my family has slowly taken interest as the day gets closer. I think it is now “real” to them. My younger sister (20) is Maid/Matron of Honor, and we are the exact opposites. All she seems to care about is that she wears a sexier dress then the other maids! I am just doing a lot of it on my own with my Dear Fiance and when (if) they ask I will fill them in and let them do something! It’s hard. Happy thought though, us June brides are only 5 months away! =)
Post # 19
springerwedding2016: Geez moving your wedding to work around his soccer tournament. At least your brother thought that was ridiculous too.