- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
My Fiance and I have been living together for several yrs and are now “officially” engaged. We talked about eloping for awhile, but ultimately decided it would be nice to just have a small wedding for our immediate family and grandparents.
The problem? No aunts, uncles, or cousins will be invited. The vast majority of our extended family don’t mind at all and wish us the best. However, I have a select few family members who had huge weddings themselves, are very traditional, and may be VERY offended that they aren’t invited (regardless of our all-or-none decision).
I’m planning to break the news to them this weekend. Has anyone else dealt with a similar situation? How did you break the news to extended family about a small wedding? If they reacted negatively, (aside from standing your ground) how did you handle it, and did it eventually blow over?
Thanks so much, I just hate conflict and am dreading “the talk”.