Ask Colin: Wedding Etiquette

One of My Family Members Objects to My Marriage…

Fan Jiang

What do I do if someone in the family objects to the marriage or if one of our parents refuses to give us their blessings?

When someone objects to a marriage, it creates a very difficult situation. But if a couple is in love, committed to each other and has thought through the obstacles to their union, nothing should prevent their wedding.

It is up to you, the couple, to behave politely and maturely, no matter how difficult that may be. Explain politely that you hope for your family's support and you're going ahead with your decision to marry.

Continue to handle relations with your family courteously. With time, the detractors may change their minds.