Post # 1
I have a cousin (that I’m not really close with) that I am inviting to my wedding along with his two daughters and his live-in gf. Apparently the gf has three kids of her own (who I have not met). Do I have to invite them as well? he likelyhood is that they probably won’t come since they live across the country, but if they do that is a lot of heads to add to the count and we are really trying to keep our headcount down since we have a tight budget. T
Post # 3
@cristina.voorsanger: I feel like it would be kind of rude to exclude her children, especially if they live with them. You may not have met them, but they (I’m sure) consider themselves a family and to invite some of the family’s children and not others is sure to cause division and upset.
Post # 4
If you’re not that close with the cousin, then why invite his kids, let alone the girlfriend’s kids too? I’d make it a clean break and just invite the parents in this case, leaving ALL the kids out of it.
If you MUST invite the kids, I kind of agree with MoonlitMagnolia–I think you should all-or-nothing it.
Post # 5
I don’t think so (maybe technically you’re supposed to) but really you could play dumb. If you invited your cousin and a +1 you wouldn’t necessarily include their children too…those kids aren’t your family per say.