Do I have to invite my cousins to my wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should I invite my cousins to the wedding?
    Yes : (7 votes)
    13 %
    No : (45 votes)
    85 %
    Undecided : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3223 posts
    Sugar bee

    You certainly don’t have to. 

    If you decide to go with what your father wants, take solace in that they are probably not going to go.

    Would you go to a destination wedding for someone you barely know, even if you are related?

    Post # 4
    Member
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted no.

    I have 4 1st cousins and am only inviting 2. One is my age, the other 2 years older. The ones not invited are 13 and 10. I’ve seen the 10 year old 3 times in my life.  

    Post # 5
    Member
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    This is tough and I was in a similar situation. I decided not to invite some first cousins that I am not close to. I voted no.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @Swoo:  If you don’t want them there and you’re paying for the majority of your wedding I would not invite them.

    Post # 7
    Member
    763 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    well you dont HAVE to. But if your father wants you to i think you should. The chances of them coming are slim though. Since it’s a destination wedding they may not want to have the extra expence since you’re not close.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3195 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @Swoo:  

    Nope. If you weren’t invited to your cousin’s weddings and you aren’t close to them, there is no need for them to attend your special day. 

    I am not inviting one of my SIBLINGS to my vow renewal. He has been cruel and abusive to me all my life. We are estranged from each other, so there is no need for him to attend. 

    Invite the people you love the most. 

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