Hi everyone,\n\nI'm new to this forum, so hello!\n\nI'm getting married in 6 months time and my wedding has been booked for 2 and a bit years.\nAs it's getting closer to the time, we are just having disappointment after disappointment.\nThe first thing was that my father and his wife were dictating to us that we should be inviting a certain person even though we don't know them. Also, my half sister was moaning that we hadn't invited her boyfriend (she is 16 and had been with her boyfriend for a few months!) plus telling me what dress she wanted etc. A lot has happened with my father since this and we are actually no longer in contact (so much history I cant go into detail) so none of them are coming to the wedding now.\n\nThe second thing was that my fiance's Aunt, Uncle and cousin had booked a holiday around our wedding date which means they cant come. Our wedding was booked as I said, 2 and a half years ago and they booked their holiday 18 months ago. So that was annoying as they knew the date of the wedding.\n\nThirdly, my fiance's Uncle is being an absolute knob (excuse the language) because we are not inviting his daughters (my fiance's cousins) boyfriend. We do not know this man, we have met him once very briefly! We only have 50 spaces for the day and we are only inviting people we actually know and want there, as you would expect! \nHe has been very nasty with my future mother in law over it and actually made her cry!! This is a recent thing and my fiance is calling him tomorrow to sort it out and basically tell him not to bother coming if it's that much of an issue!\n\nLastly, and this has arisen tonight... my maid of honour and bridesmaid... my family all live an hour away from where we live and are getting married so I appreciate they are travelling on the day.\nThey are choosing not to stay over the night before or the night of the wedding, which is fine. However, when I discuss times with them today and said I'd need them with me at the hotel approx 3 hours before the ceremony... they are now saying they cant be there that early, they were expecting to arrive an HOUR before the service!\nI have booked a hairdresser now to do our hair, plus getting make up on etc, I will need them there earlier than an hour before! I understand one has lots of kids and they will need to be entertained, maybe I'm asking too much? I don't know. But now I am really over it. I did say that I wont be offended if they decide they cant make it early enough to take part in the bridesmaid bits and just want to come as guests. I don't mind... I'm just disappointed really. \n\nI really think weddings show who is truly there for you and who just thinks they are entitled. I am actually shocked at people moaning and kicking off over who we are/are not inviting. It is OUR day not theirs! \nAm I ridiculous? Aaahhhh!!