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Inviting only *some* family to our wedding?

We’re in the very earliest stages of wedding planning, trying to come up with a guest list so that we have approximate numbers in mind when we look into venues, etc. How can - or should - we balance a seriously lopsided family tree with our desire to have our friends there (and not go bankrupt/remain engaged forever)? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Austenite on Jun 24, 2014 - 47 answers

He ain't heavy...

How do I deal with an immediate family member with substance abuse problems at my upcoming wedding? When do I put my foot down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2014 - 38 answers

Do I marry/have kids with longterm love if I'm not ready due to career?

I love my partner - we have known each other for over a decade and have been together for over five years. I am in my 30s and he wants to live together/get married and/or start a family. I have insisted we wait due to my graduate school (and later) career struggles. Now we are older and our time frame for children (if not settling down with children in mind later) is diminishing. I don't know the right thing to do - specifics inside... [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Mar 21, 2014 - 25 answers

How to quell impending blog doom from Aunt Lisa

How do I ask my aunt not to write about me in her blog (specifically wondering about wording), and how do I politely stick to my guns if she pushes back? Snowflakes after the fold. [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker on Mar 17, 2014 - 27 answers

Oh brother, don't hate me

I've decided to skip my brother's wedding, for very good reasons. Help me figure out how to talk to him about this - it gets long, sorry. [more inside]
posted by guessthis on Jan 27, 2014 - 62 answers

Wedding gift for the adult sister I'm just getting to know

At age 43, I found my birth family. (Original post. MeTa.) In addition to my birth mother and many other relatives, I've gained an adult sister. I'm now 44 and she's 29. We're slowly getting to know each other. My birth mother informed me the day we met last June that I'd be going to my sister's (up until then her only daughter, as far as the world knew) wedding in Key West in March. I was so thrilled by the whirlwind of everything, and I wanted to keep the hoopla surrounding my integration into the family as minimally disruptive to her planning the big event, that I've kind of forgotten something important until now: What on earth should I get her as a wedding present? [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Jan 17, 2014 - 28 answers

But I don't like you - must I toast to you?

My stepsister is getting married this Saturday, a stepsister who has always presumed closeness to everyone in her stepfamily. I do not like her very much for reasons that are not relevant here. I am a bridesmaid in the wedding. She e-mailed all of the bridesmaids and in the same e-mail about our jewelry, mentioned that they'd be making time for speeches during the rehearsal dinner while the band is on a break (yes! There's a band at the rehearsal dinner, which is a whole other story...). She asked for us to let her know if anyone was interested in giving a toast. Should I? [more inside]
posted by juliagulia on Nov 7, 2013 - 39 answers

How to best deal with and/or avoid estranged parents at a wedding?

I went "no contact" with my birth family years ago, but I will have to see and likely interact with all of them for the first time since then at my sister's wedding, which is happening soon. How can I make sure that I can ably address whatever might come up with ease and clarity? I am not looking to re-establish any sort of regular communication with them at all, I am just trying to figure out how to gracefully handle encountering them at a single event. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2013 - 50 answers

Wedding and controlling parents-- how to cope

I'm getting married in 10 days, and it's stressful for everybody involved, mostly because I have controlling parents who are intricately involved with every part of this. Any tips/advice for coping with this situation? Lots of culture-specific snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2013 - 45 answers

Speeding up the marriage timeline, need advice

We want to get married, but need to do it much quicker than expected for visa/insurance reasons. How to handle it (snowflakes within)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2013 - 21 answers

I do, he does: who marries us?

Please talk to me about your experiences with interfaith wedding ceremonies (specifically, Catholic/non-Catholic.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2013 - 17 answers

Help me not ruin my sister's wedding.

My younger sister is getting married, and there are a million ways this could go wrong for me. Help me not ruin her wedding. [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Jan 24, 2013 - 43 answers

A first dance is not unreasonable!

A problem that isn't one but still is: my partner and I are planning on getting married next fall. YAAAY! But I feel like I'm getting made fun of constantly by my sister for it... [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Sep 11, 2012 - 45 answers

I'm guessing addressing the invitation to just my dad isn't going to cut it

How do I (or can I at all) not invite my dad's wife to my upcoming wedding? [more inside]
posted by animalrainbow on Jul 31, 2012 - 95 answers

Creative ways of including family and friends in a wedding

What are some creative ways of including or honoring special family and friends in a wedding, beyond the typical bridal party? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Jun 14, 2012 - 17 answers

How do I pretend to be excited about an engagement I'm not excited about?

Sister in law just got engaged. I'm not super excited. How do I fake it 'till I make it? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Feb 18, 2012 - 43 answers

Aunt In-Law Once Removed?

What do you call your brother-in-law's mom? [more inside]
posted by janelikes on Jan 10, 2012 - 36 answers

Commitment Ceremonies 101

Commitment ceremonies: how do you do them? Particularly - how do you explain the idea to family? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 22, 2011 - 29 answers

Death in family – should I postpone my wedding?

We were going to elope to Las Vegas in less than two weeks, but my sister just passed away. I didn't have a close relationship with my sister. Is the timing of the wedding bad? [more inside]
posted by zosime on Aug 26, 2011 - 21 answers

How to Be Good to Her Under Difficult Circumstances?

My sister is being extremely difficult. Should I go to her wedding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2011 - 59 answers

When your family decides to skip your wedding...

How can I help my friends enjoy their wedding, despite a lot of family stress? [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on Jul 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Inviting some but not all second cousins to our wedding?

Weddings: can we invite some of my second cousins without inviting them all? And how to minimize the fallout it we don't? [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on May 26, 2011 - 30 answers

We're engaged! Sort of ...

When should we tell our families we're engaged? And why aren't we ready? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Mar 3, 2011 - 12 answers

We really should have said something earlier

How do we tell his relatives that we got married...one year ago? [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Feb 7, 2011 - 24 answers

Help can't suddenly grow strings, nor does it buy the right to insult.

Parentzillas! My folks seem to have lost all manners when dealing with our wedding plans. I understand being upset at not having the level of involvement they prefer, but their behavior has become downright childish. I want them at the event, but they seem to be working hard to make that intolerable. [more inside]
posted by Tequila Mockingbird on Sep 10, 2010 - 60 answers

Carry-on baggage

Relationship issues involving long-distance and extended vacations. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Do I have to invite my father to the wedding?

Should I invite my estranged father to my wedding? [more inside]
posted by gauche on Dec 18, 2009 - 27 answers

Help us call shenanigans at our wedding reception!

Asking for a friend: We want to do something interesting at our wedding reception, some fun "shenanigans" that will help break the ice amongst our guests (about five tables of eight people apiece). [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Aug 22, 2009 - 15 answers

Escaping the Destination Wedding

My half-sister is getting married. I really don't want to go to the wedding. Can I get out if it without appearing dreadfully rude? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2009 - 32 answers

Should I elope?

Should I elope to avoid potential drama? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2009 - 32 answers

Scheduling a wedding around a family member's pregnancy?

I've recently become engaged and my fiancee and I were planning on getting married in the fall. We've learned that one of our sisters is pregnant and is due around the same time. How late is too late for her to travel? Are we being unreasonable in picking a date when we know there's a high likelihood she won't be able to come? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2009 - 37 answers

I think I want to find my own wife now.

I'm from a South Asian culture and made the mistake of allowing my parents to start looking for a girl for me. How do I get out of this? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 24, 2009 - 16 answers

Wedding (and general family) drama..

Wedding drama.. how do I cope with the aftermath of things said? [more inside]
posted by bleuberry on Dec 15, 2008 - 54 answers

Wedding Woes ... for Grandma anyway.

I'm getting married in Seattle next summer. My 98 year-old Grandma lives back in St. Louis and cannot possibly get to Seattle due to her ailments. She's on a warpath about it. How would you approach this? [more inside]
posted by diablo37 on Sep 24, 2008 - 26 answers

I love my new sister in law!

My brother is getting married (YAY!) Now what to give to my sister in law? [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Jul 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Downtown Minneapolis bar/restaurant for a small get together with my adult family - Post wedding proposal

Downtown Minneapolis bar/restaurant for a small get together with my adult family - Post wedding proposal [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2008 - 9 answers

How to arrange wedding invites around parental estrangement?

How to arrange wedding invites around parental estrangement? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Dec 10, 2007 - 9 answers

Guest-list doom

My mother is making me choose between her and my best man. [more inside]
posted by randomination on Nov 6, 2007 - 75 answers

Can you name a reasonable price for a late wedding ring?

Can you name a reasonable price for a late wedding ring? Family Drama Inside! Come Look! --> [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2005 - 39 answers

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