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MommyPenguin

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Re: Guest from Hell: Do You Tell the Bride?
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2010, 09:16:28 PM »
I think that with behavior this serious, somebody who had the right to evict Bill should have been told immediately.  Afterwards, though, I can still see the point of warning the bride, both to prevent the sister-in-law from her badmouthing and also because the bride really oughta know.

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Re: Guest from Hell: Do You Tell the Bride?
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2010, 11:02:32 PM »
Wendy, I also thought that part was strange.

I don't see a problem with explaining to the bride later.  I would expect a good friend to tell me if my BIL treated them so terribly, would want to know why my oldest friend left my wedding early.

I agree.  If the poster waited 10 years to tell the bride, it would serve no purpose.  However, telling the bride soon after the wedding allows her to protect herself.  If Bill normally behaves this badly after drinking heavily, the bride might not want to invite him to functions serving a lot of alcohol.  She also needs to know that her sister is willing to lie to cover for Bill.

Edited to change a word.

I agree.