Post # 1
is it just me but is it extremely rude for people to invite friends to the wedding that the bride and groom may have met once. my Future Sister-In-Law wants to invite her friends, we tried to be polite and say the venue didn’t hold more people, which is true. Then she went on to say well if some invites decline to let her know so she can invite them. We then explained that usually the bride and groom invites people not the guests. Now she broke up with her Boyfriend or Best Friend (for now) and wants to invite a friend…to me the option to bring a guest is for a date, not a random friend. If you can’t get a date, then don’t bring one. I just find it extremely rude. not to mention when she gets back together with her bf, she will use the excuse taht she already invited her friend as a way to bring extra guests…Am I the only person who thinks this is rude?
Post # 3
You’re right. Invitations are the exclusive territory of the bride and groom. You’ll have to tell her at some point that she has to wait until her own wedding to start inviting people.
Can you enlist your Future Mother-In-Law to try to get her to lay off?
Post # 4
She really has no right to be inviting any guests to your wedding unless you have given her a +1 , which is sounds like you did – so in that case she gets to decide who to bring, be it girl or boy. I think its rude of her to be assuming she can just invite whomever she wants but you should also place yourself in her shoes ad attending the wedding alone. You will need to figure this out with her. Maybe she just wants to bring her best friend, who actually knows your fiance. Hope it works out.
Post # 5
I think it’s rude. We have expierenced this several times in our wedding planning.
One guest invited 4 other people and then TOLD us to send them invites bc they won’t come if they don’t receive them. Those same ones also said they would be bringing 2 kids to the wedding when we told them several times that no kids were allowed!
One guest who is bringing a date asked if he could bring his little brother.
FI’s aunt who was not invited to the wedding sent him a message on FB saying that she would come even though she didn’t get an invite. We are having a small wedding with 20 people including us. I have only met his aunt 1 time in 6 years and they aren’t close at all.
I just don’t get it. I’ve heard it before on WB, but yeah, weddings bring out the bad in people.