Post # 1
My brother called off his wedding last month. Everything had been planned and save the dates were out. He was going to marry the most amazing girl that had been a part of our family for 6 years. My family was crushed. She was going to get married one week after my wedding. She and I had been planning our weddings together for the last year. She was even there when I purchased my dress. I really would like her to come. I’m afraid she may become sad the day of my wedding and feel hurt. My brother and her still communicate but it is over.
I have spoken with my brother and he said he doesn’t care either way. Besides what he has told me, I’m not sure how he really feels. The wedding is small and intimate only 30 guests.
I don’t want her to think we don’t care about her, but I also don’t want her to feel upset the day of my wedding.
Post # 3
That’s a tough situation but here is my honest opinion. I don’t think you should invite her. It would be hard enough, (for everyone), having her there if it was a large wedding but with only 30 people, it’s like inviting her to an intimate dinner. it WILL be awkward. I would call her and explain that you are so sad about the situation and really wish she could be there but feel that it’s probably best for everyone’s comfort and feelings if she wasn’t there. I’m sure she feels the same way. I imagine it would be really difficult for her to be at your intimate wedding, looking at your brother and thinking about what she was supposed to have just one week later.
Post # 4
I would not invite her. You could send her a thoughtful note saying you will be thinking of her on what was going to be her own wedding day, but having her present at yours will be awkward for everyone.
Post # 5
Whatever you choose to do, I would call or meet with her in person and talk to her about it. If y’all are such good friends, you need to let her know why you choose what you did and give her a chance to decline if she wants or if you don’t invite her, IMO you should tell her why.
Post # 6
wow, I don’t know. If it was a large wedding and he said he it was okay (which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s okay – he could just not want to hurt your feelings) then maybe… But.. only 30 people? If you want honest opinions, I say no way.
Post # 7
I agree that sending her a note or getting together with her would be best. But if they just broke up and her wedding is to be a week from your’s, this could be so hard for her and for your brother. With an intimate gathering of 30 people, this really is closest family and friends and it will be really hard and awkward to have here there. I feel your sincerity and care for her and that will mean a lot to her, but IMHO, having her present at the wedding will likely be too much.
Hope that helps and good luck.
Post # 8
Oh no, that’s a hard situation. Ultimately, I can’t see how she could have an easy time at your wedding. No clue what your brother is feeling. Are you attempting to get them back together or something??
I do think it’s good to be open with her and either let her know that you wish the circumstances were much different and are sad she cannot be there, or ask herhow she feels. But again, I just can’t imagine that the situation would be very comfortable for her, and probably your brother.
But Iwould try to make a point to still connect with her. Will you be on your honeymoon that weekend after your wedding? Could you send her a comfort gift, or take her on a spa afternoon?
Will you try to stay friends with her, or just let things drift away? It’s such a hard situation. Sorry.
Post # 9
tough one; I think it will bring your wedding down, sure you love her as your friend but you will be unhapppy seeing her there because of what happened; too much sad energy
Post # 10
Thank you for all your comments
Post # 11
Invite her, but maybe include a not saying "I realize that you may not want to attend, but please know that I want you to have the choice, because you are special to me". Or something like that.
If she’s close to you — and it sounds like she is — I would invite her. After all, she can always RSVP "no".
Post # 12
My vote is no, dont invite her. If it’s small then everyone there will know their situation and that might make them feel awkward. Ultimately it would be her decision as to whether its too hard for her or not. Have you spoken to her? That really sux 🙁 But in the long run you’ll have to stand by your bro on this one and not invite her to the wedding. (I know he say’s its okay but it also sounded like you were unsure of his true feelings).
Post # 13
I’d say don’t invite her, but talk to her in person so she understands why. Explain that it’s not her, at all, but considering the size of the wedding and the particular date, you just felt it would be really uncomfortable for everyone. Tell her you really wish it was different, and that you still love her.