(Closed) Do I invite SIL parents?

posted 5 years ago in Guests
  • poll: Am I obligated to invite the SIL parents?

    Yes - invite

    No - don't feel obligated to invite

  • Post # 2
    1304 posts
    Bumble bee


    You’re not obligated but I think it would be nice.

    Post # 3
    172 posts
    Blushing bee

    Agree with PP – would be nice but no obligation!

    Post # 4
    2847 posts
    Sugar bee

    If you aren’t very close and are having a small wedding, I don’t think you should feel obligated to invite them.  Usually a small wedding means close friends and family only so I doubt they would expect an invite.

    Post # 5
    3606 posts
    Sugar bee

    You’re not obligated, but this isn’t unheard of either. I think it depends a lot on how close the bride’s (or groom’s) parents are to their other children’s in-laws.

    Post # 6
    2799 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

    Nope.  We didn’t invite my brother or sister’s in-laws, nor did we invite DH’s sister’s in-laws.  If it’s a small wedding, I really wouldn’t.

    Post # 7
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    No, you don’t have to. I think sometimes when parents have already had a wedding for one of their kids, they forget that the same people don’t need to be invited. My FI’s parents also wanted to invite their ILs, but we can’t stand them, so we politely said no. 

    Post # 8
    2668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I don’t think you should feel obligated to invite them – they’re your brother’s family, but they aren’t your family. We aren’t planning on inviting any of our sibling’s in-laws, even if we know them quite well (which we do in two cases).

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