My husbands family drive me nuts. They decide when we are going to eat. If we go to Mel's house, she will say come at 5:30. She doesn't begin to cook until you arrive. Dinner is then around 7-9 pm. This is a common occurrence. Her wedding she scheduled dinner for 7:00pm. This was so she and the dinner party could go drinking after the service. No fault of hers but dinner was over an hour late. Im wanting to bow out of a dinner due to it is scheduled at to meet at hotel at 6:30. By the time all arrives and you go restaurant, look at menu then order food and receive it. It will be about 8:00. This really bothers me. I feel if you are scheduling to have people over or meeting at restaurant then it should be at a more reasonable time.Is it ok not to attend family functions? Also what is a reasonable time?