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Should your parents be at your wedding?
Your parents will always be honored on the wedding day-after all, being the mother or father of the bride or groom is a big deal. But if you have a bond with your mom and dad that extends beyond the typical parent-child relationship, know that it’s perfectly normal for you to give them a larger role.
How do I not invite my mom to my wedding?
Create a guest list that reflects understanding and compassion. Once you’ve decided not to include your parents in your wedding celebration, go through your guest list and make sure to include only those friends and family members who will be supportive of your decision.
Do parents get a say in wedding?
If one or both sets of parents are contributing financially to the wedding, it is only fair that they have some say in the guest list. After all, it will be their money that is covering the expenses of the guests they invite. In this case, you can tell your parents that you are selecting the guest list by yourselves.
Why don’t some parents attend their children’s weddings?
Illness or finances may keep some parents away from weddings they’d like to attend, and still other parents refuse to attend their child’s wedding because they have strong feelings about the religion, orientation or gender of the person their child is marrying.
How do you deal with absent parents at a wedding?
Dealing with parents who can but won’t attend the wedding of their child is not only a difficult emotional trial for the couple, but can present challenges for the wedding vendors and guests. Luckily, wedding traditions can be adapted or scrapped altogether to be sure your love isn’t overshadowed by absent parents.
Why didn’t my Mil come to our wedding?
MIL didn’t come to our wedding, also citing sickness (which we didn’t buy, but whatever). DH was actually relieved, because he was dreading having her there. Their relationship sucks, he has no illusions to the contrary.
Is it possible to share your wedding with your parents?
Although it can be heartbreaking not to be able to share your wedding with your parents, here’s how close friends and other relatives can fill the gap.