(Closed) Do I have to invite this person?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1814 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

What is the main reason holding you back – is there simply not enough seating, or is it financial in nature? Perhaps if she is your mom’s friend she would be willing to foot the bill for her friend if you explain the awkward situation to your mom. This all depends on your relationship with your mom and her relationship with the friend.

Sorry, wish I had better advice. I’m currently dealing with a few “oh and I have a +1!” notes on some RSVPs myself, which is on top of a bloated guest list with much more “yes”s than we expected! So my issue is more seating-oriented. 

Post # 4
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@sunnyde:  I would invite her. she spent her time and money to come wish you well for your wedding and marriage despite not expecting an invitation. I think she was definately fishing for an invitation, but I would not fault her for it. attending your special day would likely be a wonderful experience for her and she seems genuinely excited at the prospect if sharing it with you. what mire could one ask of a guest? 

Post # 6
2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@sunnyde:  I’d invite her for sure.

By the sound of it you will make her really happy:)

Post # 7
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Invite her

Post # 8
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would invite her. You can always find a place to stick a single person!

And if you have a super expensive venue, maybe you mom would be willing to pay for her plate? Or, since she’s elderly, she might give you a gift worth (about) the price of her plate.

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