- 7 years ago
I’m getting married in a location where I don’t live, at a friend’s home, in a place that is central to the invitees scattered across two continents. It’s a teeny wedding, between 30 to 45 guests.
It so happens that I have an old friend that lives right there. We reconnected over facebook and sometimes comment on eachother’s walls. I remember her quite fondly, and she was definitely the kind of friendship in which one dreams of weddings and love the future would hold. There was never a rift or anything, just both of us moving to different places and losing touch.
I’m not looking to rekindle this into an active friendship, and if she lived anywhere else, the list is too small to invite her. But the fact that she’s *right* there just pains me to leave her out. On top of it, there are people at the wedding that I’m sure she would love to see and who would love to see her. As would I, really from the heart.
If it were just her, I would invite her too, but she’s married with two kids and I’m not sure if she’s one of those mothers that takes her kids along no matter what. On top of it they are boys somewhere on the autistic spectrum, so I don’t know how they would behave.
I’m marrying in a friend’s smallish living room and we don’t have the space to fit in four more chairs. Two (for her and her husband)? maybe, unsure.
I’ve also thought about inviting her and husband (not boys) to the reception, where it will be standing and mingling (buffet) so room isn’t so much a problem. But with two flower girls I don’t know that I can specify no children. Or if she’d even respect that.