(Closed) 17 yo Bridesmaid Cousin wants to bring her friend (long and complicated)

posted 9 years ago in Family
  • poll: should i let her bring her friend?
    let her bring her friend : (6 votes)
    30 %
    hell no, you had a destination wedding for a reason - to keep it strictly family and friends u love : (14 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’d probably let her bring her friend depending on what other family is there….17 is an awkward stage and it might help her enjoy the day a little more and make everything a little more amicable. I guess it depends on the relationship you have….knowing *my* little cousin (who’s 17), i’d be ok with her bringing a friend. But that is based on my family dynamic and all that good stuff.

    Post # 4
    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

    We have a teenager in our family who wants to bring her friend. My understanding is that as a guest, it’s always rude to ask to bring someone to an invitation-only event. But, the girl asked us right after we got engaged, and I really feel that she probably just doesn’t know any better.

    I would say to let it go & invite the friend, unless you think it would escalate to other guests asking to bring people, etc.

    Post # 6
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Teens definitely feel like they needed entourages for support. Maybe she’s anxious about not knowing anyone and feeling awkward at the wedding.

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