I agree with the other 2 who have already commented. She is being very selfish.
When my parents and I got married, my sister and I were flower girls. We were there for the ceremony, and a few pictures at the reception. After that, we were sent home to spend the weekend with a babysitter so that the adults could have their time.
I'm sure it was no surprise to her that your wedding would be kid-free except for a few moments with your stepson (he's part of YOUR family and absolutely should be involved!)
"Do not give up. You are closer than you think."
"I may not be there today, but I am closer than I was yesterday."
Sounds like an excuse to me. And it sounds like overall you will be better off not having her as the MOH. If she really wanted to do it, she would make it work and find a sitter just like any normal person would for your day.
That is all very selfish of her! She should get a babysitter and leave her kids at home. No way her kids should be in photos, or at the head table, or anywhere!
You are better off without all her drama and stress.
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My maid of honor bailed out of my wedding party because I don't have her children apart from it. She said she needs to do what is right for her kids. She doesn't want to leave them alone while I get married. She thought that she might be able to hold her youngest one during the ceremony, and have them sit at the head table with us, and be in the limo and during pictures. I said these are no kid area's. My step son will be the only child standing up during the ceremony and he will only be at the pictures briefly. He will not be at the head table or in the limo. (as there will be drinking in the limo). I feel like she is dropping out because her kids are not apart of my day, do I have a right to be upset? I'm stressing about this, as I was all over her wedding and helping with the plans. My boyfriend(now fiancé) at the time was also apart of her wedding, the both of us flew down to mexico for them for there wedding and found family to keep our son with during that time, I feel slighted that she won't get a sitter for 8 hours. Am I being small and catty for being really upset with her?
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