My sons wife's brother getting married

The future bride and and groom getting married 500 miles plus from our home. I have received a save the date card for the wedding. My son insist we must go. He has also asked us to watch our grandchildren on Friday night during rehearsal dinner. He also wondered if we might want to leave the wedding early and watch the children. I have suggested that they get sitter for that evening. Now I am told we are also on our own on Sunday. We are 75 and want everyone to be happy. They have nothing for out of Towners and now I'm being told that the hotel is not near reception. How do I beg off gacefully or how do I suggest I feel like an outlaw rather than an in law as I also have been informened the reason I could be invited is many of the mother of the grooms family and friends won't be making the trip. Thanks for your insight.

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Hello grandmother,

Please just decline the invitation. Give any reason you wish if you feel one is necessary. You are being taken advantage of by your son and his wife which is very poor etiquette indeed. There is nothing for you at this affair. Thank you for such an interesting question and shame on them for this behavior.

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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