(Closed) could totally scream right now………..

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hmmm, I don’t know if the siblings complaining were under 18 I would let them bring one friend a piece just to keep them entertained. That way they would have a better time and be out of my hair.

Post # 4
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sorry you are having problems.  That’s one reason we cut kids of the guest list so we wouldn’t have to worry about who had a ‘friend’ there and who didn’t.

Post # 5
Member
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I kinda feel like you’re overrating.  You have the space for a plus one so why not accommodate the woman’s son?  It’s not like her and her husband and you brother all got together and were scheming against you so your wedding day would be ruined because his friend is going to be there….  I really think you should pick your battles.

Post # 6
Member
47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I totally understand my fmil is all like oh well so and so is dating someone so you have to invite them. Umm no we dont because unless you want to pay for them I dont agree. We have a budget we cant invite everyones boyfriend or girlfriend. Engaged? Then your totally both invited but otherwise I dont care to have people in my wedding pictures that i dont  even know and will probably never see again!

Post # 7
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2820 posts
Sugar bee

I would say oh well to the rest of the siblings and let the kid come.  You have the space and it would be nice for the mom to have a date (even if it is her son).  Life isn’t always perfectly fair so I’d just have your other siblings deal, I definately wouldn’t uninvite the son.

Post # 8
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1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Agree with Troubled…
After all, that woman had a +1, he’s not taking anyone else’s seat. The siblings will just have to deal with that .

Post # 9
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

On the bright side, he’s too young to drink, so you won’t be paying for that… whereas if you had the husband, he probably *would* be drinking…

As for the rest of your siblings, they can’t bring friends. That’s just it. It’s plain and simple, the son is invited as a plus one of someone else. Not you. I honestly wouldn’t even listen to their whining, they’ll be fine.

Post # 10
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1565 posts
Bumble bee

Why don’t you explain the situation to your siblings? If this woman got an invite for one person and insisted on bringing a date, I would say call her up and politely tell her no. But if she’s entitled to a guest and her husband can’t come, I think bringing the son is fine. 

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