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Go to wedding or just make dh go?

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FlounderingWildly Tue 19-Apr-16 14:42:25

So dh has just forwarded me an invite to a wedding reception this sat. It's a 3 hour drive from home. Him me dc1 (8) and dc2 (3) are all invited. It's a work friend of dh's who I've never met. I don't know anyone going. There will be no alcohol (it's a Turkish wedding so Muslim I think hence no alcohol?). Would you go or would you attempt to make dh go on his own. It's 6pm to 1am so involves a hotel stay. I don't think I want to but not sure how to tell him!

Pollyputhtekettleon Thu 21-Apr-16 16:03:19

I'd go personally. But I'm quite social. Be honest with your DH and ask him how important it is to him. It might be nice for him to introduce his family to his colleagues in a relaxed event like this.

MrsHathaway Thu 21-Apr-16 19:00:00

In general I'd say yes, and if you had a babysitter I'd say yes ...

... but the combination of "6pm-1pm" and a three-year-old you'd be taking with you makes it a HELL NO from me.

So, either DH goes alone or you two go together and the DC stay somewhere else. But you won't be able to meet people and socialise if you're also taking care of such a young child <voice of bitter experience> - and it will be you because DH is the primary friend and will know several people there, whereas you're the "plus one" so to speak.

Hassled Thu 21-Apr-16 19:05:17

Weddings from different cultures fascinate me - I think a Turkish one would be great fun. But the 3 hours' drive and the 3 year old - I can see why you're not convinced. It might well be a nightmare.

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