Friday, April 9, 2010
I have a bit of a douchy dad. He was a part of my life when I was a kid, but when I became a teenager I discovered he was a bit of a jerk (not jerk like hit me jerk, but just a "spent my college fund on who knows what" kinda jerk). And he married a woman, who for lack of better words; hated me. I moved to live with my Mom full time, and haven't spoken to my Dad in 5 years.
So...do I send him an invite to the wedding?
You don't have to invite your dad to the wedding. But maybe you want to.
Here's what you need to ask yourself: Will his presence (and, you have to assume, the presence of his a*hole wife) make me unhappy/uncomfortable/screw up the day for me in any way? OR Will I regret not inviting him? Is there a little girl inside me who wants her dad to be at her wedding, whether or not he's been a jerk in the past?
Go with your gut.
Photo by Chadwick Tyler courtesy of grey magazine via Vain and Vapid