Post # 1
One of my Bridesmaid or Best Man was dating a guy, but broke up with him before I sent out invites. I did not expect her to find another guy after such a serious relationship, so I did not give her a +1.
Turns out she CAN find a new guy that quickly. Without consulting me first, she assumed the guy she has been seeing for about 2 weeks will be invited to our wedding. She RSVP for the both of them. She never asked if it was ok to bring him. Nothing.
The thing about it that bothers me the most is that she doens’t even seem to like him that much… It just peeved me and am considering telling her. I don’t want unneccessary drama, but we have a very selective guest list and only invited people that we REALLY wanted to come. The only people with +1 are married couples (DUH) and a few people in long term relationships.
Post # 3
While it’s annoying that she assumed, I think because she’s in your wedding party you should (if financially possible) extend the plus one option to her as well. It’s still a couple months away, you never know which course this new relationship may take. I would just let it go.
Post # 4
Most bees are going to tell you that the bridal party should get a plus one regardless of what you think about their situations. It doesnt matter how much she appears to like him that isnt for you to judge.
Post # 6
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
@jlc3: I agree. Bridal party gets a +1, as long as you can afford it. It’s super annoying the way she went about it, but I would let her bring a date.
Post # 7
Yeah it’s rude. *hugs* I don’t blame you for being annoyed, and she should have talked to you, but try to let it go. I think he still gets to come. I think (unfortunately?) Bridal Party members are always supposed to get a plus one. I’m a little worried about this with two of FI’s groomsmen… we shall see how their RSVPs look…
Post # 8
Adding an univited +1 is never OK, but it’s a bigger deal if you’re having a small, intimate wedding. If she’s only ever been to hundreds-of-people affairs maybe she doesn’t “get it” yet.
Post # 9
@Loveylove13: I voted that it was rude (because it was), but I do agree with previous posters who said it’s somewhat expected that members of the wedding party are given a +1 regardless of their current relationship status.
Will this be a huge issue in terms of budget and space? Or is this something that you can think, “Wow, that was pretty rude!” but get over in time for your wedding?
Post # 10
I know I will just have to get over it… It won’t make a big difference in the end. I might consider bringing it up to her. She tends to be rather vapid.
Post # 11
@Loveylove13: I agree it was not the right thing for her to do, but playing devils advocate here, her intentions were probably good. since you said it won’t make a difference in the end, I’d just let this one go.
ETA: I feel bridal party members should get a +1 anyway. Not that it makes her assumption ok, but I really think its not worth making an issue out of with her.
Post # 12
It was rude of her. I am so sorry.
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@Loveylove13: Totally rude, and… are they still going to be together in 3 months? It’s impossible to say! Personally, if I was the new SO, I wouldn’t be comfortable going to the wedding of someone I haven’t met and not knowing anyone. Maybe she hasn’t asked him yet and has assumed he’ll go.
Post # 14
@Loveylove13: I’m not of the mind of “it’s just one more person” because if you do that enough, it becomes 1 x 13 and that costs you more money. So no. I voted for the first option. It was rude for her to assume that she still had the option to bring someone.
Post # 15
definitely rude. It’s never “just one more person” to me, if you open up that can of worms, next thing you know there are 20 more people at your “intimate” wedding. But unless you want to call her on it and risk a friendship (if she’s the type to get upset), I’d probably let it go.
Post # 16
It was totally rude of her to just assume, as a close friend she should have asked you first… but also, try not to judge her intentions… she might just be sad to go to your wedding (such a happy event!) by herself, if she’s just out of a serious relationship. She might just be bringing someone so she doesn’t feel depressed/alone during a huge celebration of love, you know?