Rude not to invite?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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2209 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@emviamama:  If you’re inviting their whole immediate family, you should invite them.  We have the same situation with family friends:  FI really likes the parents, and two of the siblings are super friendly, but the third is not my cup of tea.  We’re inviting all of them because it would be rude not to.

Same with FI’s second cousins.  He grew up with 2 of them and their sibling is about 10 years younger and he’s never really met her.  We’re inviting their parents as well, so we are inviting the her, too.

I figure folks who we’ve invited because of obligation, but don’t don’t know us well and don’t want to come, won’t.

Post # 4
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1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@emviamama:  eh, I’d extend the invitation to him. There’s a chance he might not even go! But if you invite his siblings, you probably should invite him as well. That doesn’t mean you have to invite every single cousin, but since they’re a family, I’d rather be safe than sorry. 

Post # 6
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@emviamama:  I can’t see him coming if he has the same feelings about you as you do about him, that you guys barely talk, and especially if he isn’t living at home. I’d invite him anyway since the rest of the family is being invited.

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