(Closed) Do I invite my ex?

posted 3 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Advice: Choose your local husband over your long distance friend.

Hubs isn’t asking you to end the friendship, he just doesn’t want to see Paul on his wedding day. Not sure why you’re torn. Sounds like you already agreed not to invite your ex since your husband clearly has a problem with it.

Post # 3
39 posts

I’m sorry, this is a tough situation! I think in this case I’d defer to my FI’s request.

Post # 4
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Well first, did your ex invite you and your fiance to his wedding?  If he didn’t, then you aren’t as good of friends as you might think and it should be no big deal if he doesn’t get an invite.  And even if he did, it seems to me that your fiance is not comfortable with the idea.  He might not come right out and say it, but he clearly doesn’t want him there.  I guess it comes down to if you feel inviting your ex is worth the grief.  If you do really want him there I think there is going to have to be some more conversations about it, getting your fiance comfortable with it.

Post # 5
4231 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I ran into this too. I casually dated a guy in college. We haven’t seen each other in person in years, but still chat from time-to-time via social media. Darling Husband has always been fine with this arrangement. When we got engaged my ex DID ask for an invitation to the wedding. I DID think about inviting him, but I ultimately opted not to. To be honest I didn’t even ask Darling Husband, because I didn’t want to put him in a position where he’d feel awkward (he’s the kind of guy who’d say yes in the moment but resent me a little later for it). My ex completely understood why he couldn’t be there.

Post # 6
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

This is a tough one.  Since you are still friends with Paul, I think you should invite him, but I also understand that you don’t want to upset your Fiance.  I guess I would view Paul as a friend though, not an ex.

I invited my old high school boyfriend to our wedding, but Darling Husband didn’t care.  After all, it was high school, so we weren’t that serious, plus it was 10 years ago.  My ‘ex’/friend and I don’t talk as often as you and Paul, but we have always been there for each other, and I consider him one of my closest friends- even though we only talk every couple months and we only see each other when we are both in our hometown at Christmas.  I kind of think that your Fiance is being unresonable- especially since Paul is married too…  I wonder why he is uncomfortable with your friendship?

Post # 8
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

anthonyswife :  yes, at the end of the day, I think you need to go with your Fiance on this.  You don’t want him to be uncomfortable on the day at all.  However, I totally understand where you are coming from on this!

Post # 9
10027 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Thats for sure a no from your Fiance. Sorry bee, but I think you have to respect his wishes on this one.

Post # 10
4823 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

anthonyswife :  I’d suggest putting your FI’s feelings first.  🙂

Post # 11
5035 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Sounds like your Fiance definitely has an issue with Paul being in attendance at your wedding.  It’s unfortunate but I feel its a must that you prioritize your FI’s feelings over your friendship with Paul. 

Post # 12
8246 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

anthonyswife :  I’d defer to your fiance’s wishes – he’ll be more hurt if you invite Paul than Paul will be if he isn’t invited. DH has one friend that I don’t like because the first time she met me she kept going on and on about how she hooked up with my (now) husband in college. She was obnoxious and pathetic (I mean really, I think he’s great but if making out with him 10 years ago was the highlight of your existence you have issues) and I don’t care if he is still friends with her, but I did not want her at the wedding. So she wasn’t invited to the wedding. I gave him similar veto power over anyone I had dated or hooked up with in the past. 

Post # 13
26 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

Definitely not. It’s really weird to invite any exes to your wedding, in my opinion. This wouldn’t even be a question with me.

Post # 14
8813 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

anthonyswife :  I think your Fiance needs to come first and if Paul is a good friend he should be able to understand not getting an invite.

Post # 15
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Your fiance has made it very clear he expects that Paul will not be invited.  If you’re asking what you should do……you should respect your fiance.  Why are Paul’s feelings more important than your future husband’s? 

I always vote no exes.  Regardless of if you’re “cool” now, no one wants to stand up there in front of people who have seen the love of their lives naked on this very special moment.  But then again….I don’t keep in touch with any of my exes.  

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