I have yet another random question, but this one is really getting us, and we don’t know what to do.
My husband and I have reverted back to Catholicism and will be having our marriage convalidated. We are going through a full nuptial mass. Originally, we were just going to have it be us and our priest. Then, we had to have 2 witnesses, so we thought since our parents tried to raise us Catholic they would be overjoyed to be there to see us return and married in the faith.
Now here’s where it gets tricky. No matter what we do, people get hurt. I have on my side of the family just my mom, dad and younger (but still adult) sister. She is not married, and does not have any children. So, my parents would like her to be there. Now that wouldn’t bother me. But then we started thinking about it, and if word got out that my sister was invited but my husband’s brother and sister and their spouses and all their children were not invited, plus my husbands’ nephews and their wives and children (whose wedding *we *were invited to) do not get invited, they will probably be hurt.
But then we also think “We’ve already been legally married for how many years, does it really matter if we don’t invite everyone to our Catholic ceremony, especially since only a handful of those people are practicing Catholics or even nominal Catholics?” Granted, the first marriage was only a justice of the peace wedding and no one was invited…
We are just not sure if we can invite my sister to be there without inviting everyone else.
Edited: forgot to add that we have purchased a wedding gown and rented a tux for him, so it will be a “traditional” wedding in that sense, too.