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Mum left fuming after brother invites dogs to his wedding – but bans her baby

A woman expressed her shock online after she discovered that her dogs would be invited to a wedding – but her baby was not.

A mum from the Midlands was stunned that her brother-in-law had invited guests to bring their dogs to the wedding, but her seven-month-old son, their nephew, was not invited.

The woman fumed on Mumsnet saying that her son was too young to be left with a babysitter as he still needed to be breastfed.

Since the wedding was on the south coast, the woman would have to travel and stay there for three days as she didn’t have a car, Birmingham Live reports.

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She explained in the post: “My BIL is marrying his fiancee in December, and we received the invitation to their wedding last week. For some background information, we were not on speaking terms with my in-laws for a couple of years for various reasons, until we announced that we were expecting our first child (their first grandchild and nephew), who arrived in April.

“Since then we have all made effort and met a few times, and all has seemed pleasant. They will have therefore known that DS would be 7 months old at the time of their wedding in December, and thus too young to be apart from us for three days (they are hosting their wedding on the South Coast, whilst we live in the Midlands and don’t have a car).

“We were therefore very surprised (and disappointed) when our son was not included on the invitation, and their event website confirmed that children are not invited, yet they have said that guests are welcome to bring their dogs!

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“My husband wrote to his brother, explaining that DS would be too young to be apart from us for the three days (and that he will still be breastfed), but he replied by reiterating that children were not invited (including his own nephew). To say we are stunned is an understatement, to say that dogs are welcome but he is own nephew isn’t!

“We are now facing two choices, we either decline to go at all, or try to speak to my PIL. AIBU for thinking my BIL and fiancee are being unfair for not allowing is own nephew to attend? I am generally against child-free weddings on principle, but to say dogs are welcome when close family children are not is taking the p***?”

While many people were sympathetic with her plight, they said it was the couple’s big day so they could do what they want.

WandaVision2 said: “Just decline the invite. It’s their wedding and they’re entitled to say no children.”

LST wrote: “It’s totally up to the couple. You can either go or not. Letting dogs go is also their choice.”

AnneLovesGilbert added: “Decline. Obviously. Who do they expect to care for a young bf baby for 3 days while you indulge their fantasy insta wedding?

“I imagine they’re hoping you won’t go, which makes it easier to not go. Don’t involve the PIL, it’s not their wedding and the couple have been clear.”

Mum left fuming after brother invites dogs to his wedding - but bans her baby
Anurag Reddy
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