My girlfriend’s cousin is getting married in Italy next year. She’s asked my girlfriend to be a bridesmaid to which she’s accepted.

Meanwhile it’s come out in recent communications that all those invited are only invited, no partners or children allowed. Whilst I appreciate the no children part, I don’t get the no couples part.

My girlfriend’s dad and brother both have partners and are boycotting the wedding. Which I can’t blame them, we’ve all been with our partners for 5+ years and met her cousin on numerous occasions for numerous events. Plus most family and partners have been together longer than she’s been with the guy she’s marrying, seems a bit of a kick in the teeth.

My girlfriend wants me to still go to Italy and explore whilst she’s at the wedding. Whereas as much as I’d like to explore and always wanted to go, seems a bit pointless to just go on my own when it’s something I’d prefer to do as a couple.

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve secretly been hoping she’ll join her brothers in boycotting but I doubt it, and would never stop her from going either and will always respect her choices.

What would you do in this situation?

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