Post # 1
We are getting married at the end of summer and my parents are paying for the whole wedding. My younger brother has recently moved out of state and cut all ties with my parents over a girl. Last week he announced on Facebook that him and his girl are engaged. I had a very close friendship with his girl before they started dating and i got to know her family really well and her and i were great friends (not so much anymore). I had originally planned on inviting the girls family to the wedding but since they have burned bridges with my parents and my parents are paying, i don’t want them to be uncomfortable at an event they paid for. As far as the Girl, i dont know whether to invite her or not, my brother is a groomsmen in the wedding so he will be there, but i really don’t want to deal with her and i know my parents wont want to, she has a tendancy to start drama with my family. I don’t want to be stressing about that on my day, but at the same time, much of my family knows her, from our friendship and a little from their relationship, so people may ask why she isn’t there.
To invite or not to invite? That is the question.
Post # 3
@OneHappyGal: It sounds like it might best to invite the girl, but not her family, just based on this to me..
Post # 4
@OneHappyGal: Have you asked your parents how they would react? They might just be able to put on a happy face for the day.
Post # 5
Yes, you absolutely need to invite your brother’s FI. It’s very rude to invite half of a social unit. Also, you will be so busy and happy on your wedding day, you probably won’t even notice her.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
You must invite your brother’s GF/FI whether you like her or not. Think of the drama it would cause if you exlcuded her. I do not think you need to invite her family.
Post # 7
@Treeline: My parents used to like her, but since she has convinced my brother to cut ties with my parnets, they have come to have no respect for her. They are both young (19 and 20 years old) and quite immature, i just don’t want my parents to be uncomfortable with her there, i guess it’s ultimately up to them.
Post # 8
Why did they cut ties with your parents?
Post # 9
I think you should just invite her in order to prevent more drama. If you don’t, you may lose your brother as a groomsman. Have you talked to him about this?
Post # 10
I think it’s polite to invite your brother’s gf regardless of if you like her / dislike her / even know her. Say for example your bro was getting married, and he didn’t invite your FI – wouldn’t you be hurt? If she doesn’t come that’s a different matter. But you should invite her 🙂