(Closed) bringing a backup guest?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It is a bit odd that he wants to bring his brother (especially because you don’t know him at all!)…but obviously your friend/coworker does not want to show up by himself. In that case, he probably also assumes because 3 seats were reserved for him and his family, bringing the brother wouldn’t be a huge deal in terms of cost/space. As you said, your biggest issue is that you don’t know the brother. If it were me, I’d let it go and allow his brother to accompany him. However, I don’t know the details of your guest list and how flexible you want to be with it.  

Best of luck to you!  


Post # 4
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

A strange request — but at least he asked.  Will he know many other people there?  If not, he may be uncomfortable going by himself.  You may want to be gracious about it and say yes.  If it’s a huge deal because he’s not that close, then I think the mistake was inviting him in the first place, and not his desire to bring his brother. 

Post # 6
13 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

I actually got an rsvp back last week with a "my husband might not be able to come but please count 2 guests for me".  Um, ok.  So, who might be coming?  Most likely some person that I have never met and wouldn’t care to have at our wedding.  What is wrong with people?

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