Post # 1
We are having a fairly small wedding, approx. 70 people.
Do we invite my finance’s brother’s girlfriend’s parents? We met them once and they are lovely people, and the brother and girlfriend have been together longer then we have. What about her brother? Ugh..I don’t want anyone to feel excluded…
How do you decide where the cut off should be!?
Post # 3
Wow! That’s a tough decision. I invited my sister’s in-laws but only because my sisters been with her husband (dating+marriage) for almost 15 years and our families are very close. If you’ve only met your brothers girlfriends parents once, i don’t think you are all obligated to invite them.
Post # 4
Goodness, that would never occur to me even if we had met them. I would say no, especially not for a wedding that small. Even if your FI’s brother and his girlfriend were married, I wouldn’t think it appropriate or necessary to invite her family, unless you were close with them.
Post # 5
That seems a bit much. People understand. My Fiance Has three sisters, two of whom are married. His BIL’s family lives local and we see them VERY often. Unfortunately they got left off the list. No harm feelings, they are great people but they aren’t direct family and they aren’t friends.
Post # 6
I think it’s up to your fiance? If he is close with them, maybe? But really, with that size of a wedding, I would think that there would be other people of a higher priority. Don’t feel bad!
Post # 7
We are not inviting our siblings in-laws. We have met them, but we have decided to only invite people who have had a definite impact on our lives, and they wouldn’t qualify, even if they are nice people.
Post # 8
Not necessary. Really. You should invite them if you want to, but no one could reasonably be offended if you don’t.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the comments!