- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
A little etiquette help please?
We are having a small-ish (75-100 person) destination wedding in South Carolina and we are allowing our single friends to bring dates of their choosing. Two of my BM’s are single and are going to bring dates — one is bringing an acquaintance of mine who I like but don’t know well enough to invite to the wedding on his own, one is bringing a friend of hers that I don’t know.
Our rehearsal dinner is only 35 people the night before, close family and wedding party only (along with the groomsmen’s wives — all the GM’s are married). I think I might be ok with the guy that I know coming (though it would still be weird to have him in such an intimate setting) but then I would also have to invite the guy that I don’t know at all.
My Question: Do we have let my two Bridesmaids bring their dates? Is it rude not to let them bring their dates? Are we justified in asking that they leave their dates for the Rehearsal Dinner since it’s only close family and friends? (even though we are allowing the groomsmen to bring their wives?)