Post # 1
For our wedding we only want to have it really small. We decided to only invite family that we talk to and close friends. For example, I only met my cousins when I was small and haven’t have any contact sence and I don’t know any of my aunts and uncles. My SO and I have talked it over and we don’t want people to bring their own guests. So were not going to invite peoples girlfriends/boyfriends because we really don’t know them. Also another reason we want to do this is to avoid awkward pictures later on if they do not stay together. How do you go about asking people to not bring their GF/BF? can saying “closed event” on the invite enough?
Does anyone have a smiliar experience?
Post # 3
It’s not polite to invite one guest without their significant other, I would be prepared for these people to decline your invitation, I’ve done it when my Fiance was not invited. You should at least give a plus one to those in a long term relationship.
We are giving one to every adult guest even if they are single.
Post # 4
@window_light: I wanted to not offer a plus one to my single friends because A) I don’t know them and B) it’s expensive to just have some random person come to your wedding!
BUT!!! I have been told (and I have to admit I agree!) that you really shouldn’t invite an adult without a guest…it’s just not fair to them. So I’m going to give them all “and guests” and just hope they don’t bring one!
So I understand how you feel but sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do! 🙂