Post # 1
A few weeks ago I showed one of my bridesmaids my wedding website and she asked me if when she R.S.V.P.s online, will she have to put in all the names separately… I’m wondering if this implies that she expects her family to be invited. Her boyfriend is already invited.
I’ve known her family since we were six years old and her mom used to babysit me. Her parents are acquaintance friends with my parents. The thing is, if I invite them, should I also invite my other bridesmaid’s family (6 more people) because my parents are acquaintance friends with her parents too? I know that these two bridesmaids will invite each other’s families to their weddings when they get married because they are closer, but my family isn’t on the same level of closeness with theirs.
Should I just start mentioning things about budget and a limited number of guests? I’m also worried that if I invite their families, then my mom will want to invite more of her friends or something.
Post # 3
my maid of honor is my cousin, so of course her family is invited.
one bridesmaid has been my friend since kindergarten and i’m inviting her parents, but not her brother and sister (tho she may bring the sister as her guest).
i’m not inviting my other bridesmaids parents or brother because even tho i’ve met them a few times and they’re very nice people, i’m not close to them and haven’t had the chance to form a close relationship with them.
i think it would be nice to extend an invitation to those who you have more of a bond with (like the mom who babysat you). and i would definitely mention that you have limited space/budget, so only closer friends/family will be invited, so (hopefully) no one will assume they/their families are invited.
i know a lot of my friends’ parents (and my parents know their parents) so i understand your predicament. it’s hard to figure out where to draw the line.
Post # 4
You’re definitely under no obligation to invite her family. It’s your wedding! It’s nice of you to even consider it.
Post # 5
You don’t have to invite her parents, but if you choose to don’t feel guilty! I’m sure everyone will understand that you have a relationship with them. You won’t be obligated to invite all of your girls’ parents.
Post # 6
I think it would be nice to invite the parents if it fits within your budget. If it doesnt then I would let it go since your not that close to them. As far as siblings go, I think it is unnecesary.