(Closed) Inviting teenager but not parents

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

hmm I don’t know perhaps ask the brother. I can’t imagine my parents or even my brothers for that matter let their kids who are around that age attend an adult reception alone. Even if her brother is there I’m not sure it a good idea.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We had a solo teenager invite at our wedding.  However, she was our soloist, a member of our church, the wedding was at 1pm, and the reception was in the town she lives in.  So, NBD overall.  But, in this case, I would definetly ask the girl’s parents, or atleast brothers, for an opinion.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d say considering her age, definitely ask her brother or her parents how they feel about it first.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yeah, 13 is a little young. If she was 16 I would say go for it, but I would definitely extend the invite to her parents.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

ps: When I said ask the brother I meant about what he his parents would think. Whatever you end up doing I think you should call up these parents and speak to them personally.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think if she’s not in the wedding and if you can afford to invite the parents you should, just as a courtesy. Even if you’re not close to the parents they may be offended that all in their family are invited except for them. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would be fine with her going to the ceremony but I wouldn’t let her go to the reception.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t really think maturity is a factor here, moreso her physical on-paper age.

Personally, I would invite her parents even if I wasn’t close to them. 13, despite how mature she may seem, wouldn’t seem appropriate to me to invite by her lonesome, not counting brothers.

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