- 7 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
I am going through a similar thing – my mother has 8 siblings and 2 of her sisters had a massive falling out with her a couple of years ago. Fault is with all 3 but only my mother has apologized (a number of times) and they haven’t. One of the sisters has sort of tried to patch things up but not properly and has shown my mother a lack of respect.
On my dad’s side I have an uncle that lived very close by when i was growing up but he has had affairs on my aunty for the past 30 odd years. I don’t like how he treats marriage.
We are paying for the wedding so I have made the decision to only invite one set of aunties/uncles from each side and 1 cousin (I have about 12 cousins). My uncle that had the affiars was surprised but too bad. I’ll hasten to add he drinks too much, is a homophobic and racist idiot and I don’t need that attitude on our wedding day. I haven’t invited the aunty who sort of talks to my mother, but I have invited her daughter (my cousin). Apparantly all hell broke loose when my aunty found out.
Invite who you want. Particularly if you are paying the bill. I have grown a thick skin over offending people. I want people who add to my day and cherish not just me and my groom, but my parents as well.