(Closed) Should I invite family I hardly see or talk to?

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: invite these people?
    Yes : (1 votes)
    8 %
    No- they aren't worth the stress : (9 votes)
    75 %
    ELOPE IN TAHOE : (2 votes)
    17 %
    ELOPE IN VEGAS : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1645 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Tobe perfectly honest, if you have serious thoughts about eloping and your Fiance is okay with it, Do It! My family wasn’t okay with us eloping, or even having a small, immediate family only wedding, so we went bigger. Had then been okay with it, we totally would have eloped!

    If eloping is just a pipe dream and you are actually going to have a wedding, then I’d do what you feel most comfortable with, being mindful of how you might feel looking back. If you would feel uncomfortable with your family there, I wouldn’t invite them. They aren’t in your life, so I don’t think there is an obligation to invite them.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1330 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @kalliela: i’ve struggled a bit wit this too… but only cause my family is sooo big and disbursed thruout the country that i feel like they wont come anyways and cuz i dont have close relationships wit most….even the ones i’m inviting i dont talk to on a regular basis….

    my advice to you….sit back and think about 20 yrs from now, or even 50 yrs from now….when your thinking of your overall wedding, are you going to be disappointed that your family was there or not??  this is the question i had to ask myself, and in my vision of my perfect wedding day, my family was all there, including the ones i hadn’t seen since forever….so thats why i’m inviting them, and now its up to them to choose whether they want to be a part of our day or not….just think about how you would feel first because its yours and your FH’s special day…. thats my opinion…

    Post # 6
    Member
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @MamaHusky3: That’s really great advice, I totally agree.

    @kalliela: I would invite the people who you feel are your family. Just because they’re not blood related it doesn’t make them any less important in your life. This is the perfect day to tell them how much you care about them.

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