Post # 1
You’ve given me great advice before so I know I can rely on you now. My parents were sent an invitation to a wedding for the son of an ex co-worker my dad used to work with like 15+ years ago. They keep in touch via yearly Christmas cards, but that’s about it. My parents have no intentions of attending this wedding but now feel like they should invite this couple as they were invited to their son’s wedding. Should we add them to the list?
Also, since they are not attending, should they still send a gift?
Post # 3
They do not need to feel that they must invite these people because they were invited. It was very gracious of the other family to invite them, however it’s not necessarily a reciprical event.
Post # 4
No invite, and maybe a small gift. Depends on their relationship with the couple, I would normally not send a gift if I were unable to attend a wedding unless it was a very close friend.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t add them to the invite list…and your parents should be able to get away with just sending a nice card.
Post # 6
I don’t think you need to invite them. In regards to the gifts, I always give a gift when I am invited even if I decide not to attend.
Post # 7
I am of the opinion that you should absolutely send a gift if you were invited – attending or not
Post # 8
Thanks everyone, I told her that we wouldn’t have to invite them but she told me to, “go ask that wedding place you’re always telling me about!” 🙂