- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
modernriot: I am in a very similar boat. What makes my situation suck more, I have no friends and the little family that I talk to is like 10. My Fiance has an invite list of 80 guests. I was going to elope orginally because it upsets me and I dont want people thinking I am pathetic. Then I decided why should I be punished out of a wedding. So I sucked it up and carried on with planning of a regular wedding. I still get depressed knowing I have to walk myself down the aile. That there will be a mother son dance but no daughter father dance. Little things like that upsets me and I am sure the day of will be worse. It almost makes thinking eloping or having a smaller wedding with just really close friends (of FI) would have been better. If we didnt put payments down already, I think I would have gone that route. Good luck withyorus.
Ok this is very hard for me too. I have found out that not just my parents won’t be attending my wedding but my entire family won’t be attending. Has anyone dealt with this before. This is heart breaking. What would you do please give me some sort of advice.
My parents won’t be attending as they have never supported us as couple and have bo t bother to meet my fiancé or welcome him into our family.
I told them they wouldn’t be there (we are having no one) and they were surprised and insulted een though they have NEVER said anything nice about us or my fiancé.
I am okay with it. I thankbthem for a happy childhood but they have not supported me since I started making my own decisions. I cannot help they they can’t be happy for me. I am SO happy for me and us that I have learned to not let it get to me.
My mum couldn’t come to my wedding – by the day she’d been gone nearly 8 years. My father on the other hand, didn’t receive an invitation. He was never going to get one. I don’t regret it at all. I found out earlier this year he was gutted, and still couldn’t wrap his head around it. That felt good. Sometimes it’s better off not having those people there. It would have felt fake and forced, and I don’t think I would have liked that. I’m happy with my decision, and the “you should have invited your dad” comments sizzled out after a month or two.
I’m in the same shifty boat. My mother enjoys a huge,lavish weddind (portuguese) but refuses to assist (money is not an issue for them). My Fiance decided to do a destination wedding. Mind you I know Yardley anyone will show up,but I would expect my parents. Nope.. my mother states she is “too afraid” to fly. I reminded her the last time she flew was when she was 2. Also she stated that my father doesn’t like to go to wedding….we are portuguese, he’s been to many and counting. So yea, no dance with dad, no unity…nothing. Maybe it is better this way.
I understand your pain. My family says they wont also come. I dont understand people these days. i want our wedding to be in Thailand as I and fiance meet there after dating onlne for over 6 months . We got engaged there and have special feelings about that place. The problem here is that I am Polish , my fiance is Nepalese . We wont do church marriage or any nepalese traditional weddings ,only the civil marriage. Since my family lives in Poland and his family in Nepal I though that the easiest would be to go to Thailand and do it there. Since no one can provide insurance , schengen visa and money support for all the family from Nepal if the wedding took place in Europe. Also the cost of flight is huge if the Nepalese came to Poland and our wedding budget is not so big. As you maybe know the hindu families are huge , at least over 50 guest . My family is small , no more than 20 people so its easier to go Thailand for them since they dont need visa . I dont know why my family is so evil. Its not like I will send them to a war zone. I will be providing them food, accomondation , fligt cost and other needs. My fiances family doesnt have problem , they will come and they like the idea of having wedding in Thailand with the reasoning I have given to them. I hope that at least my small brother will come otherwise I will be the unhappiest bride on Earth. I feel lonely since my birth , no one wants to sacrifiace 2 days of their life for me. I am so upset. They are healthy and have money…its not like they have some problem with my fiance either …they just dont like to go Thailand because its too far for them… And I feel its weird because if someone else ask they would fligh right away without any negativeness …
My parents weren’t at my wedding either. In fact, I didn’t invite ANYONE from my family. Just my DH’s family and a few friends. There were only 30-something people at my wedding.
I was a little sad about it leading up to things, but in all honesty it was a RELIEF! My wedding would have been a disaster if my parents would have been there! Trust me, it’s a little hard thinking bout all those ‘halmark moments’ you wont get to have…but think about all the other moments that would be ruined if your parents were there.
Stay strong Bee <3
I ahve been encouraged by group T to stay in what’s called “No Contact” (NC) with both of my bi-polar, manic-depressed, borderline parents. Abuse is pretty obvious, and so being beat and slapped is easy for people to understand, but the neglect and mind games I was subject to are a lot harder to explain. I lived with 2 adults, but raised myself and took care of each of them in turn. Being kicked out by dad at 19 and being NC with om after several starts and stops is really the best thing for me.
Fiance was uncomforatble with his own family ebing present – mostly his mohter and his sister for emotional reasons, and his dad pyscailly can’t make it to the kitchen let alone whereever we’d choose to get married.
So, for simplicities sake, we are having a destination elopement, and unless my dad has a passport and my flight number, won’t be showing up to ruin it.
I feel for you OP I really do.
Neither of our fathers attended our wedding in the end. It’s a very long story but ultimately we decided that the day would be better for not having them there (both of us have messed up families in their own way). It hurt at first, but we had a wonderful day, and ultimately I think we made the best decision for us.
Stay strong OP, and enjoy your day for what it is. Yours and your FIs.
*edit – my bad! Didn’t notice this topic was sooooo old!
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