My family couldn't care less about my wedding
I don't know why I'm surprised really, my family have never really been interested or even all that kind to me, I've always been the odd one out, you know?
But in recent years I really thought I was making headway with my sister, I mean, I'd always been there for her kids but we'd never bonded but I thought we had now. But since I had my baby (2years ago) she lost all interest in me and actually turned very nasty - she's refused to babysit for me (the one time I asked) saying it "wasn't exactly a pleasure for her to have my kid", while I'd looked after all three of hers so many times I couldn't begin to count.
But still, I thought that with my wedding that her, my eldest Neice (who is always been super close to and is now an adult), my other sister and my mum would be a bit excited. But it's 2 days til my wedding and I'm sat up crying for the umpteenth time trying to figure out why they just don't give a damn. They didn't ask to go dress shopping or arrange my hen do (my friend from work did that and one sister decided not to turn up because she "had booked to go away" despite being asked weeks in advance if she was free. The other sister and Neice didn't turn up to any of the day stuff or the meal and showed up at about 10pm, brought their own mates with them, said they follow us to the nightclub we were going to but didn't show and one of my friends had overheard them saying they didn't want to go to "that club". It was so embarrassing having to make excuses to my friends.
My mother didn't bother looking for a MoB outfit until a month before the wedding then started "stressing" because she couldn't find one (having looking in the supermarket and 2 other really low end shops - incidentally she's not broke she's just tight and always has been.) In the end I took her shopping and i brought her a proper MoB outfit with fascinator and everything and she had the audacity to complain to my other sister about the cost! Of something she didn't pay for! (And no, she hasn't contributed financially to the wedding, nor did I ever expect her to)
I've paid for everything, bridesmaids dresses, shoes, jewellery, a limo to collect them all (I'm not having a wedding car because I'll be at the venue setting up - by myself) and they can't even do simple stuff like try on the shoes so I know if they fit (tried to get them to come shoe shopping but they were always "busy" so I had to buy shoes and dresses and have them try on at home and then me take them back and exchange if not right). No one even talks about the wedding or asks me about it or asks if I need help with anything.
Honestly non of them have done one damn thing to help. Oh wait, my mum sewed a table cloth for the dessert table when I asked but even that "stressed her out" too.
My other halfs family are great but they live quite far away but still have done more to help...from actually doing stuff, contributing financially, sending us congratulations cards, babysitting...going to pick the groomsmen suits became a massive event with the whole family attending and taking pictures and a meal out and it took everything for me not to start crying as I'd previously struggled to wiggle into my wedding dress by myself.
I just, it's my big day and I thought that...yeah, I guess I thought it would matter.
Anyway, thanks for letting me rant faceless internet folk! I think needed that.