Post # 1
I’m still far away from making an invite list (just got engaged a month ago!) but am wondering – is it customary for me to invite my sister’s in-laws? Two of my sisters are married, so if I am supposed to invite the in-laws parents, that’s an extra four people. If I’m supposed to invite the whole family, that’s two more brothers and their wives – eight people? I’m not particularly close to any of them BTW but I’d rather invite them than unknowingly create friction!
Post # 3
We didn’t invite my fiance’s brother’s in-laws. We have never met them, and they live across the country. It just didn’t make sense in our case. I don’t think that they would expect to be invited, unless you are close to them.
Post # 4
i don’t think it is typical unless you are close with them. Maybe ask your sister if she thinks they would expect an invite!
Post # 5
We invited my FI’s brothers in-laws, but only because we know them well and see them all the time. If you dont, I dont think you need to invite them.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! I kind of intentionally did not mention that these in-laws are also kind of horrid. They are rude and not nice. At my sister’s wedding, the father of the groom had the gall to say to my mother "isn’t (TBTG’s sister) so lucky to have found a wonderful man like (TBTG’s sister’s husband)?" My mom could barely respond – especially since my Harvard grad doctor sister is perfect in her eyes! hee hee
You’ve taken a load off my mind bees! Thanks!
Post # 7
I’d kill my sister if she invited my in-laws to her wedding 🙂
Post # 8
I am inviting one sister’s in-laws but not the other sister’s in-laws. 🙂 So far, nothing’s been said.
Post # 9
I am inviting my sister’s in laws…they sort of told me they wanted to come : ) I do think it is a nice gesture if you are not limited by numbers.
Post # 10
We invited my brother’s future in-laws. My parents really wanted to and thought it was a nice gesture.
Post # 11
I don’t think it’s necessary unless you’re close.
Post # 12
We invited FI’s sister’s future in laws, but only because I was college roommates with their son (her future husband) and so I’ve known them for six years and spent a lot of time with them. I don’t believe it’s customary to invite the sibling’s in laws though.
Post # 13
We’re having a large wedding so the number of people invited was not a consideration. If it had been, we would have made different decisions. We did not invite my sister’s in-laws because she’s not close with them. We invited his sister’s in-laws plus kids and significant others (total of 6) because we are all close with them. If size was a consideration, none of them would have made the cut.
Post # 14
If you aren’t close to them, and don’t see/speak to them often….then there is no reason for an invite. I am sure they will not be expecting one.
Post # 15
We invited my FSIL’s in laws if that makes sense. We see them all the time. They’re nice people, and it’d be weird to come to a holiday function and everyone talk about our wedding. Plus, FSIL’s kid needs a babysitter since FSIL and her hubby are in our wedding…=]
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary, but maybe double check with your sister (just on what would make her life easier – ie would her in-laws give her grief on why they weren’t invited to your wedding?)