(Closed) Who’s family is generally more interested in the wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Family
  • poll: Who's family is/was more interested in your wedding?

    The bride's family was more interested

    The groom's family was more interested

    Both families were very interested

    Neither family was interested

  • Post # 3
    3584 posts
    Sugar bee

    In our situation the groom’s side is way more excited about the wedding. Maybe it’s because we live with them and because he is an only child. My parents are excited but they are kind of just whatever about the wedding.

    Post # 4
    3230 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I would think it most cases it would be the brides family because the bride is just naturally more involved in the wedding planning then the groom, so I would think her family would be more interested/ involved.

    Post # 5
    4107 posts
    Honey bee

    i think we got about equal excitement from both sides….. to come to our wedding that is.   As for excitement in the actual planning and details, we didn’t seem to have much interest from either side. I suppose i involved my sister and mother more because i knew they would be most interested in some of the details like helping me decide on a dress.  And my mom helped me settle on a photographer. That was about it.  I was also away on internship during my planning so it was easier for me to do most of it by myself. When i went home for the holidays, i had one day where my mom and sister came and did wedding errands with me all day which was fun.

    Post # 6
    9878 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Both sides are really excited.  Both mothers are involved in a lot of the planning – it’s long distance for both of them, so I keep bouncing ideas off of everyone so everyone feels included. 

    Post # 7
    618 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2004

    We had a wedding across the country from both of our families. My mom was more interested in helping plan/pay for things, but more people from his family wanted to make the trip out to be there.

    Post # 8
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The grooms family is more interested in the actual wedding. My mom only cares about money (and she’s not even paying), my sister doesn’t want to go and has been trying to sabotage it as best as she can(jealous unmarried/single big sister whose ex recently got engaged…not sure what I have to do with that exactly but whatever…), my father is not coming (he’s too embarrassed for my mother to see him I think). Fi’s family is very excited about our wedding. I feel like his family are to only people who actually WANT to go and his parents don’t even like me. He’s an only child too.

    Post # 9
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My family could not care less.  FI’s family is SO excited.  I think it matters that this is my second wedding and his first.

    ETA — We’ve received 14 rsvps since we sent our invites last week.  Not one of them came from my half of the guest list.  🙁

    Post # 10
    717 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    In our case, it’s my family. My parents, grandpa, aunts, and uncles have all sent us their best wishes, asked questions, etc. My parents are always ready to be a sounding board and offer advice and support.

    FI’s family, on ther other hand, seems to be uninterested. Fiance still hasn’t heard from some of his family after he called and left them messages to tell them we’re engaged and it’s been nearly two months. His Dad didn’t speak to us about it until almost a month later, and even then he was drunk. Fiance feels so bad and hurt by it.

    Post # 11
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Both of our families were equally excited. But his family got to show it more because mine lives 3,000 miles away. His mom got into it and threw me a bridal shower, went dress shopping with me, and was the person I bounced a lot of ideas off. I’m really lucky to have such an amazing Mother-In-Law.

    My family was excited about it too. Ours was a Destination Wedding (my family lives in Hawaii) so my brothers did alot of running around for wedding stuff on their end. We were also the first children to get married on both sides so there was alot of bonding over interpreting wedding etiquette.

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