Here's the short version of the long story:
My mother's brother had a political disagreement with my future husband and wrote him the most horrific, low-down email I have ever seen. He called him terrible names and called his morality into question. The end of that email said "I hope you and Randi have a nice life, but stay out of mine."
The man refuses to apologize. I'm now a week away from sending out invites. He is not on my list. Today, I went to drop of some gifts for my parents and my folks started the hard sell on how it's their daughter's wedding and "it's tearing them apart" to not invite this a-hole that everybody KNOWS is an a-hole.
Before we put the deposit down on the venue, we talked about this. I told him I was willing to go to city hall and do it nice and quick if they were going to force us to invite him. They said it was our wedding and we could do whatever we wanted. Yes, they're shelling out for the whole thing - but I GAVE them the out before we signed contracts.
Now I'm less than 3 months away, have all sorts of deposits out with vendors and they're pulling this crap.