Without going into too much detail, my sister and I have not gotten along and probably never will. She has made numerous backhanded comments regarding our engagement and upcoming wedding that I've completely cut off all communication methods with her. I've spoken to my father and grandmother about the issues I've been dealing with and both of them are in agreement that cutting her off was a wise decision.
Now we are in the process of preparing our budget for our wedding and I was informed that my parents will not help pay for our wedding unless my sister is a bridesmaid. My fiance and I have discussed that we are fine with them not helping with our wedding financially but I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced an issue such as this. I know it's just one day but I want people who support and believe in us standing by our side and my sister is not that. At this point, she will be lucky to be invited. Did you let your parents bully you into making big decisions or did you tell them where to stick it? My dad understands where I'm coming from but he does not like confrontation so it's basically going to come down to my mother and I. If it gets to the point, do I threaten that my mother will have a minimal part on our wedding day (ie. no recognition beyond being walked down the aisle)? We are over a year out from getting married and I was not expecting to deal with sister issues anytime soon.
I'm very torn on this and would love to hear what others would do in this situation! TIA!