(Closed) Inviting a +1 for my mom….I hate my family so much.

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 4
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

ETA: reading fail. Sorry!

You said your mom doesn’t have any single friends, could you give her a +2 so you could invite one of her couples friends?

I know you probably don’t want strangers at the wedding, but I think it would be worth it to make sure your mom is comfortable.

Post # 5
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2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I mean this in a nice way.

Can you outline the basic options you’re willing to consider?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@axeyourmakeupkit:  Reading fail here too.

+2 is a great idea.  Tell it is to be used for friends only, no family.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I know you said your mom doesn’t have any friends who are single, but would it be possible given the circumstance for her to invite just one friend? Maybe a close friend? And not the couple? or is that a total etiquette faux pas?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@VAwife:  I like this idea. If you could let her invite a couple she knows, she might be more comfortable, without any of you having to deal with family drama.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@JoJoDahling:  Just make sure that you tell her it’s only for friends, not family. If you don’t trust her not to invite family, you can also get her friend’s names and send the invitation yourself.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would ask your mom if there is a couple or a small group (like 3) of friends/coworkers who she could invite so that she has someone to talk to at the reception.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

yeah i dont see why she can’t bring a married friend.  i’m married and would love to go to a wedding with friends, but i don’t think DH would be interested in tagging along to a strangers wedding.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You should never invite someone to your wedding that you don’t like…PERIOD! I just can’t imagine that your mom doesn’t have one friend that she could come with, even if it’s a married female friend. It’s a small wedding, does it really matter if she doesn’t know, or like, anyone anyway. I would just tell her that she can bring a friend, NOT someone in the family and that is that and if she can’t find someone then just sit her next to you at the reception. 🙂

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