Sister in law's kid is getting married, don't want to go to the wedding or pay. What do you think?

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What is up with all the Amazon gift card ideas? When did everyone here go woke? Get a Milwaukee, home depot, lowes, cabelas, scheels, hell even duluth gift card.
You know what I take to every wedding reception I get invited to? An extension cord. A nice thick one. You move into your new place together and you need one. My wife brings a nice quality knife and cutting board.
If things don't go well, he can use the cord on his MIL and your niece can stab him while he uses the board as a shield. I quietly tell them all that same thing.

If she is a good kid, you like her, -you do what you do and support her the way you dictate. Not her Moms stuck up I'm the boss California clicky narcissistic rules. The groom will appreciate it, your SIL will hate you for it that you didn't subject yourself to her rule, so it's an all around win.
Take guns, lots of places to shoot on the way, and don't give anything but what you decide.
If you don't go, and want to do something nice - get a useful, less socialist gift card.
 

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    Just tell them, that due to a profound lack of interest, you aren't going.
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    I think this is the thing you should focus on. Don't fault a kid because their parent sucks

    If they did an Amazon gift registry and everything is out of your budget, send them an Amazon gift card for $100 and wish them well and move on.

    IMO the registry pretty much defines the offspring; chip off the 'ol bitch.
     

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    I have a half-brother that lives two hours from me. He hated me as a kid (14 years older), tried to break my mom and dad up. Total shit to me. Last time I spoke to him I was 17, and he called the house drunk. He's been in and out if prison (drugs) several times, lived/slept on a pool table in someone's garage for years.

    I'm 42 now, and won't lift a finger to help him. I doubt I'll even show at his funeral.

    It is entirely acceptable to have relatives that have earned the opportunity to eat a bag of dicks because their presence in your life does more harm than good. I understand that the daughter may be nice, but like it was said before...2021 has given you the perfect excuse. Nobody will think less if you for looking out for your own "safety" if you send a nice card instead.
     

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    How much do you like your wifes Niece?

    Because its really all about her and not her bitch ass mom.

    Registries are a wish list. Do what you can or what you feel is appropriate.
     
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    From someone who has a very similar relative:

    The 19 year old wasn’t a bitch to you, be happy for her and send them an Amazon gift card for what you can reasonably afford. Send a note with the gift card expressing regrets you & yours can’t be there due to COVID

    Then get on with your life.
    This is my advice too! Try to get your Wife on board with this too!
     

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    I'll echo what others have said. If you like the kid, send a gift of your choosing, not theirs. RSVP that you can't be there.

    Weddings make people selfish sometimes. My best friend in college got married in Miami on Orange Bowl weekend about 30 years ago. He was pissed when I told him I couldn't afford to be in his wedding, which was true at the time. Would have had to spring for the tux rental and 4 days in a motel due to their shitty scheduling.

    He never completely got over it, and I moved on. Such is life.
     

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    Fuck her, fuck them. Be honest and tell them you don't like the Mother (Monster?) of the Bride and you ain't coming! If you like the niece get her something nice that is useful and take the money you would have spent on the miserable trip and buy more ammo!
     
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    Going to weddings is fucking GAY, and complete torture. Which is why women want their significant other to go with them.

    Why do you have so much time on your hands that you would be able to go in the first place . Dam bro , get a job or a hobby so that you will be too busy to go !
     
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    For the record there are only 3 religions in Salt Lake, Mormons, Jack Mormons and Catholics. The other 2% is a very small group.
     

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    If you go, your wedding gift should be a retainer for a divorce attorney.

    Personally, if their "religion" doesn't allow you to attend the ceremony... Fuck em.
     
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    One can dainty Moore beef stew, one can Turkey gravy. Both go in the toilet. Make horrendous wet fart noises on your arm, wet your armpits and splash warm water on your face.

    Hobble out of the bathroom and crawl into bed without saying a word and wait for your wife to find the mess, then apologize for forgetting to flush.

    It hasn’t failed me yet.
     

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    Ive only been to one wedding that was worth going to.

    I was fed all the high end steak I could eat, and free booze.

    Also got to laugh when the whole wedding was caught in a torrential downpour and flash flood.

    Win/win
     

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    like others said, i would support your niece however you want and screw the hag sister.
    if your wife wants to go, that's on her.

    my best friend in high school converted to marry a mormon girl and i was not allowed at the wedding. they did have a reception that everyone was allowed to attend.
     

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    (1) Remove Your Head From Your Ass
    (2) Stop being a douchecanoe
    (3) Go or don't go. FFS I got a bitch SIL too (doesn't everyone). Time to see family is too infrequent.
     
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    My wife's sister is a massive bitch, I mean huge. She has always been a bitch to me, and always been a bitch to my wife every since she was in high school and the wife was in junior high.

    She doesn't work (outside the home) has 5 kids from 19 to 5, and my brother in law is a pretty good guy works IT stuff in Salt Lake, probably makes a lot of money.

    My wife has exactly one sister, she has never been to her house and rarely ever seen her but a few times since they both left California about 15 years ago.

    They feigned an attempt at meeting us in Europe when I was stationed there, but didn't want to stay with us only make us meet them 150 miles away in another country. Really cunty shit. My wife conned me into falling for it, and the result was us wrecking our car on the way to see them and me getting arrested.

    Anyway, their 19 year old kid is a nice kid. She cuts hair or something like that and is marrying another young kid who's dad owns a construction company.

    We are invited the 2 of the wedding parties but not the wedding (because we aren't of that religion, and that is fine). Were given a huge list of shit we had to provide, and told we had to do our own lodging, vehicles (we live 1000 miles away) and no one at any part can wear a mask (pictures). 350 at the wedding, 450 at one party and then 350 at the other.

    Half of the family is staying in Las Vegas for a few days on the way up, and the other half is coming from Phoenix area.

    They registered on Amazon and every gift they want is $500-1500.

    I told my wife to slip a dollar in one of those complimentary Christmas cards the elk foundation gave us and write the words "covid says fuck you".

    I had a team come through for work and one of the assholes had been to Vegas and had covid and had to go home. He actually attended a funeral and killed off a few more people (old fat people in Louisiana, of course covid is like a hand grenade in that situation). His fat ass recovered.

    Wife says I am not allowed to do that and is distraught over the fact that her only sister's oldest brat is getting married.
    I wonder what the SIL side of the story is 🤔
     
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    I don’t know why youvar
    My wife's sister is a massive bitch, I mean huge. She has always been a bitch to me, and always been a bitch to my wife every since she was in high school and the wife was in junior high.

    She doesn't work (outside the home) has 5 kids from 19 to 5, and my brother in law is a pretty good guy works IT stuff in Salt Lake, probably makes a lot of money.

    My wife has exactly one sister, she has never been to her house and rarely ever seen her but a few times since they both left California about 15 years ago.

    They feigned an attempt at meeting us in Europe when I was stationed there, but didn't want to stay with us only make us meet them 150 miles away in another country. Really cunty shit. My wife conned me into falling for it, and the result was us wrecking our car on the way to see them and me getting arrested.

    Anyway, their 19 year old kid is a nice kid. She cuts hair or something like that and is marrying another young kid who's dad owns a construction company.

    We are invited the 2 of the wedding parties but not the wedding (because we aren't of that religion, and that is fine). Were given a huge list of shit we had to provide, and told we had to do our own lodging, vehicles (we live 1000 miles away) and no one at any part can wear a mask (pictures). 350 at the wedding, 450 at one party and then 350 at the other.

    Half of the family is staying in Las Vegas for a few days on the way up, and the other half is coming from Phoenix area.

    They registered on Amazon and every gift they want is $500-1500.

    I told my wife to slip a dollar in one of those complimentary Christmas cards the elk foundation gave us and write the words "covid says fuck you".

    I had a team come through for work and one of the assholes had been to Vegas and had covid and had to go home. He actually attended a funeral and killed off a few more people (old fat people in Louisiana, of course covid is like a hand grenade in that situation). His fat ass recovered.

    Wife says I am not allowed to do that and is distraught over the fact that her only sister's oldest brat is getting married.
    I don’t know why you are even considering going.
     

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    If you go, your wedding gift should be a retainer for a divorce attorney.

    Personally, if their "religion" doesn't allow you to attend the ceremony... Fuck em.
    Im part of the religion and I wasn't able to got to my own older sisters ceremony. They could only go once they'd been married themselves. Also the rooms aren't all that big either. This one (or the one other one that looks exactly like it) is where I got married. This is the Payson Temple.
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    The ceremony is a little different than many of you might be thinking. Paraphrased it are you doing this of your own choice, do you take this person, and different blessings. The answers are yes instead of I do. Exactly the same every time except for the names. After the required part there is some advice offered from the officiator (all men most of whom are of retired age). There is no exchange of rings. There is no exchange of vows written by the people getting married. All pictures are taken outside.
     

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    I am not worried about being able to go to the kid's actual wedding. Not going to get into a religion debate about this. If you are not of the faith you can't go. Easy as that.

    Being around another 1000 people for several hours is why we are not going.

    As for their version of the story, they don't seem to care either way. They aren't calling to change our mind so I am guessing they really don't care.

    Other family that have been more heavily coerced into going (wife's parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and so on) but are a bigger part of the problem.

    Wife is finally over it, or doesn't want to talk about it anymore.

    Thanks again for the laughs.
     

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    My wife's sister is a massive bitch, I mean huge. She has always been a bitch to me, and always been a bitch to my wife every since she was in high school and the wife was in junior high.

    She doesn't work (outside the home) has 5 kids from 19 to 5, and my brother in law is a pretty good guy works IT stuff in Salt Lake, probably makes a lot of money.

    My wife has exactly one sister, she has never been to her house and rarely ever seen her but a few times since they both left California about 15 years ago.

    They feigned an attempt at meeting us in Europe when I was stationed there, but didn't want to stay with us only make us meet them 150 miles away in another country. Really cunty shit. My wife conned me into falling for it, and the result was us wrecking our car on the way to see them and me getting arrested.

    Anyway, their 19 year old kid is a nice kid. She cuts hair or something like that and is marrying another young kid who's dad owns a construction company.

    We are invited the 2 of the wedding parties but not the wedding (because we aren't of that religion, and that is fine). Were given a huge list of shit we had to provide, and told we had to do our own lodging, vehicles (we live 1000 miles away) and no one at any part can wear a mask (pictures). 350 at the wedding, 450 at one party and then 350 at the other.

    Half of the family is staying in Las Vegas for a few days on the way up, and the other half is coming from Phoenix area.

    They registered on Amazon and every gift they want is $500-1500.

    I told my wife to slip a dollar in one of those complimentary Christmas cards the elk foundation gave us and write the words "covid says fuck you".

    I had a team come through for work and one of the assholes had been to Vegas and had covid and had to go home. He actually attended a funeral and killed off a few more people (old fat people in Louisiana, of course covid is like a hand grenade in that situation). His fat ass recovered.

    Wife says I am not allowed to do that and is distraught over the fact that her only sister's oldest brat is getting married.

    Sounds like relatives of mine. They would drive from Washington to San Francisco, taking the highway right by my house without saying hi, yet whenever a cousin gets married or pops out another kid I get all this stuff about sending gifts and cards and making calls etc. My relatives up there are all Democrats and my cousin is a white BLM activist type.

    They can get fucked.
     

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    Sounds like relatives of mine. They would drive from Washington to San Francisco, taking the highway right by my house without saying hi, yet whenever a cousin gets married or pops out another kid I get all this stuff about sending gifts and cards and making calls etc. My relatives up there are all Democrats and my cousin is a white BLM activist type.

    They can get fucked.

    White BLM activist, sounds like a awesome guy. Fuck what the hell is wrong with the world.

    I work with the opposite of that guy a 65 year old black gun owner that voted for Biden and thinks that every conservative is out to get him.
     

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    If you go, your wedding gift should be a retainer for a divorce attorney.

    Personally, if their "religion" doesn't allow you to attend the ceremony... Fuck em.
    Im part of the religion and I wasn't able to got to my own older sisters ceremony. They could only go once they'd been married themselves. Also the rooms aren't all that big either. This one (or the one other one that looks exactly like it) is where I got married. This is the Payson Temple.
    download.jpg


    The ceremony is a little different than many of you might be thinking. Paraphrasing it are you doing this of your own choice, do you take this person, and different blessings. The answers are yes instead of I do. Exactly the same every time except for the names. After the required part there is some advice offered from the officiator (all men most of whom are of retired age). There is no exchange of rings. There is no exchange of vows written by the people getting married. All pictures are taken outside.
     
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    Need to send one of those cakes that pops out confetti everywhere when someone cuts into it. Every pice of confetti should say “YER MOMS A CUNT”

    A real man would do it. Sounds like they are bit entitled, the whole lot. And are you worried about being around people and not being wble to wear a mask?
     

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    Tell the whole bunch to go fuck themselves. I speak from experience. My wife has a older sister, who I swear to God was hatched with Reptiles. If she was the last woman on the planet, I wouldn't fuck her with a borrowed dick, and someone else doing the pushing.

    When their mother died, (my wife's mother), My wife had to go back to Illinois with her to clean out her house and sell it. And settle all of her financial affairs. (I stayed here in Arizona and worked, and took care of our dog). She was with this bitch for 10 days, and they almost came to blows daily.

    They've never spoken since. That was 13 years ago. In the meantime her second husband left her. Both her kids are idiots. One's in jail, and the other lost his house, and couldn't hold a job if his life depended on it. She's now living in some tin can in a "retirement trailer park". And no one wants anything to do with this pedigreed cunt with ears.

    I told my wife if anything ever happens to me, and you're not sure about what to do, call up this no mind and ask her. Whatever she tells you, just do the exact opposite, and you'll be just fine.

    Trust me, your life will be much better if you avoid this entire situation. No good can possibly come of it. These type of people are the reason we need high kill shelters for people, not animals. A T-Rex wouldn't adopt this bitch.
     

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    Look, after much consideration… just let us handle it.

    Post the address and who packages should be addressed to, and your buddies on the ‘Hide will take care of everything!

    As skwerls, duct tape and fruitcakes are so 2020… I am sure folks will send useful, thoughtful and tasteful wedding day gifts on your behalf.

    So… just sit back and let us handle it. Don’t fret! Get us an address and we’re on it for ya, brother!

    Sirhr
     

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    This is why I collect the mail, that invite would have been in the trash buried under dinner scraps by that evening.

    My wife would be too pissed that we didn’t get an invite to send a gift.
     

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    Life is too short not to tell people that you hate- and never see- what you really think of them. But, if the kid is "a pretty good kid," sending a gift card for $50-100 isn't out of bounds. Most of the stuff they registered for will be going back for a refund/store credit anyway. Who the fuck registers for $500-1500 items on a wedding registry? Plates, glasses, flatware. You know, so we could stop eating off of Chinet and drinking from Solo cups...
     
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    Sometimes you just need to put your foot down, and put those who need it in their place. Call, and vehemently tell them why you will not go, and NOT giving them shit.
    Give them nothing, if they have never given anything themselves.
     

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    Family or not, be true to yourself and your belief system...it'll either all work out, or it wont. Easy peezy.
     

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    It’s Sunday morning. The Mrs slept on it….and now…... I bet OP is booking his room right now for the wedding….lol…. try the Hilton garden inn. They are usually a step up or two from the Hampton. Better yet, the new TRU s are very nice Economical rooms with great Tv‘s, comfy beds, and a fairly decent hotel gyms. Be sure to sign for Hilton Honor points, This way you’ll at least get something back for your effort. Have fun and start brushing up your “electric slide” and “ Macarena“ dance moves and be sure to be out on the dance floor for the wedding classic…” We are family” and YMCA.
    sorry bud I absolutely hate weddings……..lol