(Closed) do i have to allow guests?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

They shouldn’t be inviting people higglety pigglety without running it by you, that’s for sure.. but i think you might, just might be going a little overboard with the whole “i don’t want to be worried about getting to know people on my special day”.


Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Personally, I would have given all my BMs a guest because they aren’t going to spend the whole time with you and they might be lonely during the other parts of the reception when you are tending to your other guests.  You don’t have to get to know people’s guests, all you have to do is say hi and thanks for coming.

Post # 5
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Depending on how large your wedding party is, they BMs really don’t have much to do once they are at the reception.  They have plenty of time to enjoy the other guests and a date. 

I agree with you though they should not be inviting people to get ready with you guys.  You will have a lot going on that morning and it should be just those that are closest to you. 

Post # 6
2641 posts
Sugar bee

I do think it’s right to at least allow your bridal party guests.  (Although I do understand budgetary guest restrictions.)  They spend so much times, energy and $ to help make your day special.  I think if they feel more comfortable having a date, I would try to allow it.  You said they don’t have boyfriends.  That can make weddings a little harder on some girls.  

Also, you will get to spend time with them.  The dates don’t go with them to get ready before the ceremony, or in the limo after etc.  Your Bms will just be hanging out with them during the reception.

Post # 7
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We gave the bridal party guests. We also allowed couples who are in a long term relationship, married couples and couples who live together the option. Not everyone gets one and we plan to put on the invites ____ of seats have been reserved in your honor and fill in the number for how ever many people in that party. Hopefully they will listen 🙂 We are maxed out on space.

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