Post # 1
My MOH has asked what I want to do for my bachelorette party. My FSIL is an alcoholic and I do NOT want to invite her, because I know I’ll spend the whole evening worried she’s going to drink too much and ruin the night. She isn’t in the wedding and I’m not close to her. So if I don’t invite her, does that mean I can only include the bridal party? (So not invite a few other good friends who aren’t bridesmaids?) There are a few other people I’d like to be there, but I also don’t want to start drama.
Post # 2
I’m not sure why you’d have to invite FSIL – especially if you guys aren’t close and she’s not in the wedding party. I’m doing my bridesmaid (who all live in other ciities), one cousin, and a couple of my friends from where I live now.
I think the only faux pax here would be if you didn’t want to invite your whole bridal party.
Post # 3
I think the general rule is you should invite people who you are inviting to the wedding, so other friends are fine. You don’t have to invite your FSIL if you don’t want to, especially with her history.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
SouthernBee00: It’s your bachelorette so I would say invite whoever you want to who is also invited to the wedding. It’s a party for you to let loose, not to have to worry about being on best behaviour or have to worry about someone else’s behaviour.
Post # 5
Thanks for the replies! I think I’m just apprehensive because she invited me to her bachelorette party, and I know she’ll be really hurt if I don’t invite her. But it’s true that I wouldn’t have nearly as much fun with her there.
Post # 6
SouthernBee00: I wouldn’t worry about it, if she is an alcoholic lke you said a bachelorette party may not be the best place for her anyways. Also, if her family is aware of her drinking issue they may he thankful for her not to be put in thta position too.