(Closed) Not much family

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Well, in my case, I invited maybe 20 people from my side of the family (that’s all I really have)….and only 5 are coming. This hurt me a lot. Like you said, I have been to everyone elses wedding, graduations, etc. and they don’t care to come to mine. Boo. Makes me sad on the inside. But, I have to keep remembering…I am getting Married!!!! To an awesome man, and even though its hard not to think about all my family who won’t be coming, I try to keep that my focus.

Post # 4
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Allie99:  We seem to be in similar situations, lol, you just commented on my post as well. Of our 30 guests, only like 8 are from my side. My family kind of sucks, and none of us are really close.

But you know what that means? It means you are marrying into an awesome, close, loving family with your Fiance. You said that his family is great, and if they are, embrace it!

I consider FI’s family mine as well, and they welcomed me with open arms. I think it means even more when a family – who didn’t know you from birth and doesn’t really have to love you – chooses to accept and love you as their own. It’s a wonderful feeling, one that should make you happy, not sad!

Post # 5
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Allie99:  when you get married you and your husband will become a family of your own. That’s what a marriage is. Each other becomes more important than relatives, even the ones you have known your whole life. All families are different. Just because you aren’t close with a lot of your family members doesn’t mean you are any less loved. It’s your special day. Enjoy it. It’s quality vs. quantity as far as attendance.

Post # 6
2376 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, my family is teeny, so we’re pretty close.  My side will be Mom & Dad, 2 sets of Aunts & Uncles, and 2 sisters w/spouses.  So 10 people from my side total.  Fiance’s family is HUGE (compared to mine anyway, I still can’t keep track of all his relatives).  BUT, there’s only 8 people that he wants to invite.  Parents, 2 brothers w/spouse & SO, 1 aunt & her guest.

We have a list of ‘must invites’ from his side.  They’re not invited.  He doesn’t want them there, and I’m supporting his decision.  You have a supportive fiance that makes you happy.  That’s the important thing, not the number you have on your side. 

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