(Closed) Dilemma….inviting cousins children–

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1937 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Well it depends on a lot of factors

  1. Are you paying for the majority of the wedding or are the bride and groom?
  2. How large is the wedding?  Will 6 additional people really make a difference (i.e. 30 invited guests compared to 200 invited guests).
  3. Were cousins children invited on the groom’s side of the family?
  4. Is there space at the ceremony and reception if everyone shows up?

Post # 5
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with Eva from above, and also, if you’re on the fence about inviting them then you probably shouldn’t. If you haven’t seen these children in a number of years, I’m assuming they won’t even expect an invite. Good luck!

Post # 6
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t invite any children to our wedding.  Just make sure that it is across the board (you aren’t inviting other children to the wedding).

Post # 8
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I went a different route.  I will be inviting family who I actually talk to and that attend family gatherings.  I didn’t automatically invite all cousins.  Don’t feel obligated to invite them.  I think that’s a justifiable drawing of the line.

Post # 10
435 posts
Helper bee

I think it’s fine to only invite the cousins you are closer too….especially since you are over your limit for the venue.

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