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    • HollyJ24
      Getting married in 26 months
      Posted: Feb 7th 2020
    Hi all
    I’m feeling really down lately about the fact that my family aren’t interested in my wedding. I’ve always been the “let down” of the family and now something finally good is happening to me, none of them are bothered. Some of them even see my wedding as a joke or just a party. Not an actual life event. When I announced the engagement, the only “congratulations” I got was from my deadbeat dad and he was being sarcastic because I didn’t tell him specially, before everyone else. Some of the reactions/comments from family when they found out were literally “cool”. I have my next dress appointment tomorrow to look at the two dresses I was stuck between. My mum has decided she can’t make it because she’s working night shift, which I’d normally understand, but through the day before her nigh shifts she’s always going to get her hair done or she’ll happily stay awake when my sister got an award for working hard. But when it comes to my wedding she can’t spare the hour. And the store is 5 minutes from her home too. I have no friends that are free, it’s like everyone is too busy. So I’m going to a wedding dress appointment alone.
    I’m starting to feel really down and not even excited about my wedding anymore. I’ve even considered telling everyone it’s off.
    Does anyone have any advice or even similar situation? How did you deal with it? If you’re going through it can we rant together? Haha.
    I just feel so down. And like I’ve “failed” the biggest day of my life.
    • Itsjustkay86
      Got married 2 weeks ago
      Posted: Feb 10th 2020
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    I was kind of in the same boat. But it was more to do with my hen do. Nobody wanted to go so i cancelled it and then everyone wanted me to have one because it was like a right of passage so i had one. Biggest mistake of my life. It was so bad i left my own hen do and travelled home alone, crying the entire way. It sucked. I've learned that the only person you need to worry about is yourself. As long as you and your partner are happy it shouldn't matter about anything else. Would your partners mum not be able to go with you instead? If your family seem uninterested, F 'em! Spend time with your partners family instead if they're more interested. They're going to be your family one day too :)
    • AmandaW734
      Getting married in 3 months
      Posted: 6 days ago
    Reading this made me almost cry. Getting married can be so triggering if you have a turbulent relationship with your family. You're not the only one who feels like this and it isn't your fault. My mum cancelled on my dress appointment too, my dad doesn't want to do a speech at the wedding. They are both being much better lately, but it was really hard and I still have my wobbles.

    Are there people outside of your family who you can turn to for support?
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