Wedding Etiquette: Do I Attend My Former Sister-in-Law’s New Wedding?

What to do when your in-laws become your out-laws — and you’ve been invited to their second wedding?



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One of the best things about having in-laws is that you gain “new” family members you can become close to (sometimes as close as your “real” relatives). For instance, my mother and her sister-in-law has such a great relationship, everyone was sure they were related by blood. However, things may get sticky once in-laws become your out-laws.

Dear Wedding Guru: “My brother died almost eight years ago. We were close to him, of course, but were also close to his wife. My mom and I both just received invitations to my former sister-in-law’s wedding. Do we have to accept the invitation and attend? It will be painful for us to do so.”

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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of HudsonValleyWeddings.com, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.

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