(Closed) What to do with one older relative?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t know what “simple” means…but anyway.  My grandfather lives in a retirement community, and needs some help with getting up and down, and moving around, and just kind of needs attention in general.  So, instead of it being me, my mom, or my aunt (who are usually the ones with him), we’re inviting one of the people he likes who works at his retirement community to be his guest/helper person.  She’ll help him get situated and all, and she’ll participate in the wedding as a guest otherwise.


If you can afford to help your aunt attend the wedding, I’d invite her.  If you can’t, I’d still invite her.  

Post # 5
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Talk to your mother-in-law. Say that the aunt is a lovely person and you would love to have her share your day, but you know from SIL’s wedding that she needs someone to be with her all the time. (Perhaps SIL is the one who takes care of her this time?) And you also know that it would be a financial strain on the aunt to come — so what does SHE think is the proper course of action?

This way it is a problem for you and your new family to solve together. 🙂


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