My fiance's parents have been divorced for about 6 years. Things ended very badly, fiance doesn't really know the details of the situation. Both parents are remarried - I love both his parents and their spouses. FMIL has moved past the divorce emotionally and has no problem seeing FFIL. The problem is that FFIL is still hung up on the divorce and has told fiance that he can never see FMIL again (which we both think is bullshit), even threatening that he will have another stroke if he does (potential stroke = trump card). Fiance and I have talked with FFIL and he had agreed to come to our wedding even though FMIL will be there. FFIL is going to pay for the rehearsal dinner, but has told us that FMIL cannot come while he is there.
So, we are left with 3 choices: (1) Wait until FFIL leaves so FMIL can catch the tail end of the rehearsal dinner [which is bullshit in my opinion] (2) tell FFIL that we will pay for the rehearsal dinner and invite both sets of parents [FMIL will come, FFIL will NOT come] or (3) Fuck the rehearsal dinner altogether (in my experience, rehearsal dinners have been stressful and pretty lame). What exactly is the point of a rehearsal dinner? If we nix it, will we miss out something? Thanks for reading - I do appreciate it.
Shitbags. Just cancel it.
Ideally, a rehearsal dinner facilitates bonding btwn family members, members of the bridal party, etc, who have never met. But in this case? Yeah, srsly, just cancel that shit and go out for drinks with your friends.
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