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    Yowsers!
    I totally had to read it ten times thinking, "wait, why are they even invited?!"

    When you said they give good presents, it made it all so clear, crazy that she can be so blatant about just wanting an extra gift!

    Your sil sounds bat ship crazy!!

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    Sil. She asked the dates then purposefully booked before they were back. Expecting your parents to cut their holiday short is selfish and unreasonable

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    I'm surprised your parents got invited?

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    I think your SIL is being a spoilt brat. I don't think your parents should go OR buy her a gift... Especially as she made a special mention of them buying we one then giving it before they leave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    I wouldn't have a clue. lol. she invited them to her 21st as well which was weird, nothing else after that... and now the wedding.
    It sounds to me like your SIL ha invited them because she feels she should, but deliberately booked her dates so they couldn't come, perhaps to save money but to still be able to say 'well you were invited'.

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    Perhaps no-one is being unreasonable.

    Perhaps SIL asked for the dates of your parents trip to try and accommodate them... But with other things (more important guests, venue availability etc) it just couldn't be worked out. Perhaps she still wanted to invite your parents to be polite, but doesn't really expect them to change their plans.

    I would not blame anyone, it's not as if its important that your parents are there. Stay quiet, let each party handle things gracefully (ie your parents "sorry we can't make it, would have loved to come but changing the flights would have cost too much. Have a great wedding." SIL "so sorry you couldn't make it, I totally understand. I'm just sorry we had to choose a date that didnt fit with your trip.").

    Don't hold a grudge against your SIL as I doubt she did this on purpose (she has more important things to worry about than choosing a date for her wedding for the sole purpose of pi$$ing your parents off).

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    Sil is clearly attempting to snag an extra gift, by purposely finding out when they were away and booking the wedding so they couldn't come. I really hope your parents don't give her an extravagant gift!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squishie View Post
    Sil is clearly attempting to snag an extra gift, by purposely finding out when they were away and booking the wedding so they couldn't come. I really hope your parents don't give her an extravagant gift!!
    Sadly I think you are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squishie View Post
    Sil is clearly attempting to snag an extra gift, by purposely finding out when they were away and booking the wedding so they couldn't come. I really hope your parents don't give her an extravagant gift!!
    Really? I'm sure the SIL has better things to do with her time than purposely mess with a second tier guest. I'm sorry but the conspiracy theories in this thread are a little ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Really? I'm sure the SIL has better things to do with her time than purposely mess with a second tier guest. I'm sorry but the conspiracy theories in this thread are a little ridiculous.
    People think about the gift as the op said she even made a mention about them giving a gift before they leave. Not conspiracy


 

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