(Closed) Sister-in-Law Not Invited to Wedding

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
5965 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mrsdfarrar6714:  Is this likely to ruin your FI’s relationship with your brother? I highly recommend that you don’t actually do this.

Post # 4
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You don’t. They are married, you can’t invite him and not her. They are a social unit together. If you are asking her about not being included, why don’t you be the bigger person and invite her? 

Post # 5
5360 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@mrsdfarrar6714:  So she was in your face, you said something you really shouldn’t have which hurt her and her response was to stop inviting you to things. You don’t like that and don’t understand why she’s doing that, so your response is to… not invite her to your wedding? Do you see how you are both acting exactly the wrong way?

Your FI’s brother and his wife are his family. You are about to get married, which means they will be your family as well. Not inviting her would be a huge snub and probably feel good to you for about 2 seconds before it causes a quarrel for the ENTIRE family. Is that how you want to enter the family? Because there’s no coming back from that. 

You can choose to carry on this fight that, really, just spiraled and should have been resolved 2 years ago. Or you can choose to be the bigger woman and look good to your Future In-Laws by inviting her even though she’s snubbed you because she is FAMILY and you want that to be important to you. 

Post # 6
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Your FI’s brother might not attend if his wife isn’t invited.

Put the ball in her court – you’ll end up being the bigger person whether she decides to attend or not.

Post # 7
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Unfortunately… you HAVE to invite her.. even if she doesn’t come because she doesn’t like you… But you will be player her stupid game if you don´t.

I invited a colleage who drinks a lot and didn’t want to invite because he was going to be the only one not invited to the wedding… He didn’t go because he had to work.. 🙂


Just invite the family.. it will be your way of trying to mend things.. if she doesn’t go.. HOORAY!! and move on… if she DOES go… enjoy your day, have fun with or without her and move on!!


Post # 8
1124 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You two woman are doing these poor brothers no favors!

Post # 9
8067 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

You have to invite her.  However, if she dislikes you that much she probably won’t come!  Then you were the bigger person but you still get to enjoy your day.  Even if she comes, you will be so busy you don’t notice her.

Post # 10
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This fued is over something really stupid, you both need to get over it.  If she was hosting events the whole family was invited to, you should have gone with your Fiance anyway.

Excluding her is going to do nothing but add fuel to the fire.  My one aunt is an absolute vile woman, and for reasons beyond what I can comprehend my father’s brother is still married to her.  My father absolutely does not want to invite her, but I’ve explained to him if he wants his brother there the wife has to be invited to.

Post # 11
4097 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

If you invite her you’re doing right by your Fiance and his brother. If she acts like a bitch at your wedding you still come out on top as the better person. If you don’t invite her you won’t look so good to your future in laws. Take the high road for your FI’s sake.

Post # 12
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mrsdfarrar6714:  Just invite them both and ignore them – it will be easy to do when you are so busy and focusing on yourself and being happy. Trust me – I wanted to uninvite my husbands sister after the shit she pulled 2 weeks before our wedding – but I didn’t because I was a bigger person.  Invite them both – maybe she won’t come and by not inviting her you are stooping to her level.

Post # 14
2265 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mrsdfarrar6714:  In My Humble Opinion, I think not inviting her would not only be rude, but a huge mistake. Take the high road and invite her. Given her feelings, she may not want to attend but that is her choice. If you stoop to her level, you not only come off looking as petty and vindictive as your Future Sister-In-Law, but you also give her a built in excuse for snubbing you in the future.

Where is your Fiance and his brother in all this? Could the four of you sit down and try to put things right?

Post # 15
2623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m sorry but you are both being childish, and the people who are going to pay is the brothers.

I highly dislike my Sister in law. But I haven’t fought with her in years.

This is how I have a relationship with her. First it’s purely on the surface. I don’t have her cell she doesn’t have mine, she been to my house maybe once or twice.  When I hang out or see my brother he comes alone. I also don’t call his home phone.I go their house for family events and for events for the kids only. We don’t socialize with each other outside of this situation.

I think instead of pouring gasoline you need to take a step back, and truly make the effort for your future husband and if your having kids for thier sake as well.

Stop having direct communication with her. Have the brothers sit down alone and come to an agreement about family events, and about how they both will help in making this relationship happen. Let them have thier alone time without the two of you, and at big events when the whole family is invited your inlaws and her husband should be very clear that you are family and if she doesn’t want you there, then she shouldn’t be hosting family events.

At a certain point she will look bad if she continues the way she has, but at this point you both are behaving badley.

Personally I think the reasons you mention for not having her at the wedding is petty and childish. Is this really worth starting a bigger family rift over?It sounds to me like you are using your wedding for payback more then anything.

I know from personal experience that it’s quite possible to be civil and to limit contact to make it possible for everyone to have smooth relationship even if it isn’t a warm or close one.

Post # 16
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

By not inviting her, you are stooping to her level and inviting unecessary headaches and strees into your life. 

Just invite her and ignore her. You will come out on top by acting with class an grace as opposed to her childish and rude behavior. 

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