(Closed) Extended Family Guest List Rules

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@islanderbride:  I think its ok to not invite the cousins as long as you are consistent. You’re having a very small wedding, so just inviting parents, siblings, (grandparents?) and friends should be perfectly acceptable. If you want to have a larger gathering later you can, but you don’t have to.

Post # 4
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

yes deffinately do a post celebration with everyone, if you want to keep costs low make it a pot luck so everyone can come. I would even send out invites for the post just so people know they are wanted there and they are important regardless of the ceremony guest list.

Post # 5
6 posts

I feel that if you invite the cousins, you have to invite their spouses. Imagine if someone invited your future husband and not you to a wedding! That would feel awful. Now, since you can’t fit 6 more people, then I would say, have a post-wedding celebration. I like the idea of a potluck, or you could just do a wine and cheese, post-dinner event, or a cheaper daytime event like a BBQ. I’d probably not invite the aunts and uncles either to be fair, but if it is meaningful to have them there then you should.

Post # 6
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

My parents were adament that all extended family must be invited.  This was not negotiable for them.  So we invited all extended family that we speak to, regardless of how often we see them.  And when I say extended I really do mean extended.  My 4th cousins came from abroad to attend. It was a great opportunity to see them and catch up, (we haven’t seen each other in like 15 years althuogh we do talk on the phone).

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