Aha, the non-invitation to the wedding explained

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
August 9, 2015 8:17pm CST
So my ex decided to go straight to the horse's mouth to find out why I didn't get an invitation to my niece's wedding. I did not ask him to, but he did anyway. Apparently the bride's mother has a friend who let her use her backyard for the wedding, but on the condition that she not invite more than 40 people. My niece was probably happy to hot have to pay for a venue, and was hoping to have enough money left over for a honeymoon in Hawaii, so she agreed. I'm fine with that, although if it had been my wedding, I would rather have had all my family over, and I would have declined the lady's offer, and found some other place to have it. It did stir up some bad feelings on somebody else's part, however. Apparently the bride invited her step-mom (my cousin), one of her sisters, and one brother's family. The other brother and sister didn't get invited, far as I know. My Aunt, the bride's step grandma got invited, but she apparently got so butt hurt over the fact that not all of her kids got invited, that she didn't go. She used my Aunt Terri's death as an excuse, but she didn't go to Aunt Terri's funeral either. She just stayed home. Aren't family politics wonderful?
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@much2say (40477)
• United States
10 Aug 15
The good thing is now you know it's not anything personal. That's the thing I hate about invite only events - not everyone is going to be invited and someone's going to get bent out of shape for not getting invited. Yep, lots of family politics that go on in my family - us younger folk try to stay out of the older folks' dramas - and our generation just don't get together on our own at all, probably to avoid becoming like them!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 15
I never thought it was personal, really. I just thought it was more of an oversight.
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@hereandthere (33020)
• Philippines
10 Aug 15
@dawnald knowing the backstory now, do you feel better that you weren't there?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Aug 15
I still would have liked to go, but I'm not offended or anything.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
11 Aug 15
This is exactly why my husband eloped! Okay, that and it hardly cost anything! lol Still, with it just being the 2 of us, we didn't have to worry about who to invite and who to leave out! lol
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
10 Aug 15
I drink soursop juice to kill any stray cancer cells and drink the rum with it because I want to. lol