Re: Crappy situation vent
posted at 5/18/2010 1:22 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Crappy situation vent
What if the bride or groom invited several close friends as singles who would be hurt to find out some cousin that's not close got to bring her boyfriend? it would be worth plenty to let everyone bring a guest, but it's just not financially possible. I understand why the cousin is upset, but etiquette-wise they didn't do anything wrong, it wasn't done to her out of spite, and if it's really so awful to attend alone she can simply decline. What's more important: seeing your cousin get married or dancing with your boyfriend at the wedding?
Posted by pinkkittie27
Well, if they're really not that close, perhaps seeing her cousin get married isn't that important. I agree that, etiquette wise, they didn't do anything wrong, but it's still frustrating and annoying.
Quite honestly, I have declined to attend family functions if my sister's SO wasn't going to be there, because he's the only one whose company I really enjoy. I'd rather not endure the torture of several hours with people I either don't know or can't stand, simply so I can see my cousin for 30 seconds.
Then again, my cousin is younger than my nieces, I've met her about three times, and I probably wouldn't go to her wedding, anyway, if I were even invited, which is somewhat doubtful.
Like you said, it depends on the family. I would rather stick hot pokers under my fingernails than attend any event with my parents.