(Closed) Do you have to invite your friends husbands?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@peachrosebride:  You don’t have to invite the children, but couples should not be split up.

Post # 4
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4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

You don’t need to invite children if you don’t want to but you should invite their husbands. 

Post # 5
Hostess
16196 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I think you can get away with not inviting their children, but you should definitely invite their husbands. Husband and wife are a social unit, and the very best time to honor that social unit is when you’re celebrating a wedding of your own! 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, it is very rude not to invite their husbands.  They are a social unit and you should never split up a social unit.  You don’t have to invite their children though.

Post # 7
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1736 posts
Bumble bee

@CaliHoya:  +1

Married couples should be invited together (and by name).

Post # 8
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354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yes, it’s very rude to invite just them without their husbands.  A wedding isn’t a girls night, and you won’t be entertaining them the entire time.  If you want to invite them, you should invite them with their husbands. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Easy way to see how you’d feel about this.  Your Fiance gets an invitation after you get married inviting ONLY him to the wedding.  How would you react? 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

you HAVE to invite their husbands.

i’m inviting coworkers- 2 spouses ive met briefly, 2 ive never met. oh well.

i seriously wouldn’t go to a wedding if my future husband wasn’t invited. i would be SO offended

Post # 11
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255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Maybe if you brought it up to them and asked if they would be offended if they were invited to come together as co-workers, instead of couples.  Chances are the husbands wouldn’t be interested anyhow.  If anyone seems slighted, you can either drop them from the list, or invite them and their spouse.

 

Post # 12
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1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@peachrosebride:  You would have to invite their husband.  I would also consider inviting long term significant others as well. 

Post # 13
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1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Couples should be invited together. You don’t have to invite their children though. Most people don’t want to attend a wedding solo.. they want to bring their husband/significant other with them.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Husbands and wives should definitely be invited together.

Don’t ask them to see their comfort level.  I’m sure that not everyone would be 100% honest when asked “Would you be offended if”.

Post # 15
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, you have to invite their husbands. You do not have to invite their kids.

Husband & wife are a social unit and should not be split up.

This is not a “girls night” it’s a wedding. Spouses need to be included.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

it would be rude not to include their husbands.  their children don’t need to come though.

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