(Closed) Did your parents invite guests you barely knew??

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My parents are inviting no one that I don’t know.  His parents on the other hand invited 16 friends!!!! Neither of us know any of them.  Needless to say we are not thrilled.

Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

his parents did, but on the other hand we had one of those arrangements where if you invite them, you pay for them. that kept the unnecessary invitations to a minimum.

Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

FI’s mother has invited 6 guests who we have never met before.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yes my parents invited a few of their friends but, mind you they are paying for a huge portion of the wedding so i agreed to it.

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yes, and if we could have unlimited guests i wouldn’t mind at all but she tells us we can’t invite some of our close friends.  This is my fmil not my parents though and they are paying for alot of the wedding so i keep my mouth shut even though i feel like for OUR wedding it should be OUR friends and family and if there’s room for others than thats fine!

Post # 36
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, but it’s minimal.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think a lot of it depends on who is footing the bill, and if the couple is footing it, how generous they want to be.  There are a lot of people coming to our wedding that I’ve only met a few times (and some I wouldn’t recognize if I ran into them on the street), but they are close with my FH’s family and have “known” FH since he was little.  I’m not bothered by it.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My parents have invited guests I’ve never met and have never even heard of. I’m fine with it. It’s standard practice in my culture.

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My dad isn’t but my FI’s parents are.  I don’t care since we split the gust list in half and so whatever.

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