A woman turned to an online forum to ask if she was wrong for refusing to invite her sister-in-law to her wedding.
Only the ‘Important’ People Were Invited.
“I(25f) am getting married next month. I’m having a small wedding, and the reception is being held at my aunt and uncle’s house, which has a big backyard.
The total number of people is 40, and only people important to us were invited.”
Her Brother’s Relationship Setup Is Complicated.
“My brother Josh has quite a big family, he and his ex-wife Mindy have 2 kids together, and his second wife Lisa has a daughter, Liz from their first marriage and 2 together with him.”
But there’s a catch.
“Neither Liz nor Lisa like me. I understand why Lisa might not like me but I don’t know why Liz doesn’t.
I didn’t want to spend money on people who hate me to come to my wedding so I didn’t invite Liz or Lisa (It was clearly mentioned in the wedding invitation too).”
Her Brother Is Upset.
“Ever since my brother got the invitation he is upset I’m excluding a vital part of his family. He wants me to put Lisa and Liz on the guest list.
He’s also mad that Mindy and her family are on the list, and they (Lisa and Liz) aren’t. I don’t want to do it because it’ll mess up my budget, his family is already 1/8 of the guest list, and again they (Liz and Lisa) hate me.”
The woman explained why Lisa had a problem.
“I’m very close to Mindy. I invite her (Mindy) to special occasions (my 18th birthday, my College graduation, and a few of my birthdays (21 and 25), and Lisa always complains and asks me to uninvite her [Mindy], and when I refuse, she gets upset.”
More Like a Sister.
The two women are close despite Josh and Mindy no longer being together.
“My brother and I have a huge age difference (by the way, I’m adopted) of 20 years, and she was there for ten years of my life (5-15). She is to me more like a sister than a SIL.”
Her Parents Also Think She’s Being Unfair and Childish.
She feels she has a right to invite whom she wants to her wedding, but people are telling her she’s being a jerk.
So she asked the online community.
It’s Her Choice.
“NAH, it’s your wedding. You get to choose who you invite and who you do not.
At the same time, your brother is allowed to want his family to come, and he’s also allowed to not go to the wedding if his family can’t go.”
He’s the Jerk.
“I think he’s kinda the AH for not going to his only sister’s wedding for a situation that isn’t her fault. According to OP, Lisa and Liz don’t have good reasons for not liking her.”
“But the brother is not allowed to make demands that OP invites someone who they do not want there. So there is an AH here; it’s just not OP.”
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