- 10 years ago
My SO and I are in the very early stages of wedding prep (we aren’t aiming to get married until 10/2012) but of course, we have totally opposing views on how a wedding party should look. If it were up to me, we would skip the whole party all together but he has this vision of the traditional/big party.
Totally willing to compromise, I began to give the idea of a wedding party some thought when I realized I have no one who would be standing up! He has a large-ish and supportive family. I have two sisters: one of which I do not speak to and a mom who is in and out of the picture. (all for drug/alcohol reasons, so not just some quick fix issue) The whole idea of the ceremony in general embarrasses me because it’s traditionally so family oriented and I can think of possibly 4 of my family members that will actually show up to the thing!
I don’t want to squash the idea of a wedding party because his family is so wonderful, why should they get cut just because mine is absent? I just don’t know how to deal with the embarrassment I’m already feeling that there won’t be anyone blood related standing up with me or written on the invitations.
I was wondering if anyone else has gone through similar situations with non-traditional families in times like this or any helpful advice.