My question is I have my mum who I love dearly, but her and her brother haven't spoken for 7 years due to arguments. I haven't fallen out with my uncle and would love him to come to my wedding for the whole day. But I want my mum to enjoy it too. I don't know what to do. Please help me with advice! I don't want upset on my day, I love them both dearly but don't know what to do?
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My brother and my dad hadnt spoken for 3 years.
Just recently I invited my dad round for dinner and asked my brother round to "babysit" for the same day.
Arranged for my brother to come over as we had finished eating.
Shut them in our dining room and made them talk it out!
So far so good. They've aired all their grievances and starting to build a relationship back up.
I told them I was doing it for myself because I didn't want it to be awkward at my wedding.
Maybe doing something similar beforehand will help smooth things out a little. Because I was worried that seeing each other for the first time in years, and possibly after a few drinks, may have caused a situation.
But at the end of the day it's your wedding. And they should both act like grown ups on your day. If they can't act civil, they should know to stay away from each other.