(Closed) Grandmother telling me who I CAN and CANNOT invite – are you kidding me!?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

is she paying? if not, she has no say.

even if she was paying, it wouldn’t matter. it’s your wedding, not hers. invite who you want.

Post # 4
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Just ignore her. She sounds like a somewhat toxic influence on your life. Just draw a healthy boundary and move on.

Post # 7
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Oh your grandmother… Just smile and nod and do what you need to do. If she won’t attend your wedding because of it… that’s on her.

Post # 8
1010 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ScottsdaleBride:  She is definitely in the wrong. You can deal with this by either A. “Thanks for the input, Grandma. I’ll keep that in mind.” (aka ignore it), or B. “Blow it out your ass, granny, it’s my wedding, not yours!”

I’d go with option A, as it’s a nicer way of telling her to bugger off. Laughing

Post # 9
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

I agree with everyone else that you invite who YOU want and you don’t need Granny’s permission.

I do have a question though – prior to your mom’s passing was Grandma like this or has this behavior happened since you lost your mom?

Post # 10
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ScottsdaleBride:  i’d come right out with what you just said- say exactly what you said with the newsflash bit. she’s being ridiculous. yes, she’s your grandmother. however, this is your wedding. not hers. she has no say in anything. all she has say in is whether she comes or not.

Post # 11
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Such a reversal to read a post about bride wanting to invite more relatives than close family wants to invite!

Just ignore her.

Post # 12
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

Wow just ignore the crazy grandma.

Post # 13
4370 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

She can say whatever she wants – the Save-The-Date Cards are out, so it’s too late for her to change your mind!

Post # 14
7649 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Umm don’t share details with her since you already know she is judgy. If she found out through family that you invited people she doesn’t agree with inviting then just tell her straight out “sorry, grandma. It isn’t your wedding.” Or just say “Yup.” and do what you need to do.

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