(Closed) cousins coming to ceremony despite not being invited?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would just explain the venue is unable to accomadate added guests.   

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

If the ceremony is in a church it is technically open to the public, and anyone can attend. If it’s not, then just let them know the ceremony site cannot accomodate extra people.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

@futuremrste:  I agree if it is in a church there is nothing you can do!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

@ellieaus:  Is it a public space (as in a park) or a private estate? If it is public again you cannot stop them attending.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Whether its public or not…this is your family…not general public. You can stop them. Just explain the situation, make phone calls, etc. Tell them kindly and they’ll get the picture.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Are you renting chairs? I would let people know there won’t be seats for added guests.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I know it’s not good to be passive, but you have a lot to focus on on your wedding day.  Is there a neutral third party that can help “push” the extra people to leave the day of *IF* you are completely ok with them being there for just the ceremony.  a wedding planner? venue manager?  This way you won’t look like the bad guy.

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