(Closed) Guest inviting guest

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

“due to venue restrictions, we can’t add any guests. I hope you can find other time that weekend to catch up with your friend!”

Your wedding isn’t a reunion, it’s your wedding. You are under zero obligation to host their catch-up session, particularly for that much money!


Post # 4
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would tell them that you already paid your venue but if someone backs out last minute (and your stuck paying for the extra plate anyways) that they can bring their friend.

Post # 5
2711 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I personally would let your cousin bring a friend.  I feel that if someone is traveling so far to get to a wedding that it’s a nice gesture to let them bring a guest (normally it’s so they can have a travel buddy) but also as an extra thank you for making the effort.  I’m also in the “The More the Merrier” camp so there’s that.

However, if there isn’t room in your budget or space is a concern you don’t have to extend the +1.  I would tell him what @McFierce:  suggested: That you already paid, but if someone backs out then he can bring is friend.

Post # 6
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The friend is in from another cuntry then your cousin, I would presume that the friend doesn’t get out to visit all that often and it’s only one person. I’m also going to assume your cousin doesn’t get to spend much time with this friend.

 This is one case where I would make an exception, do you really want to be the one that makes your cousin choose between a cousin’s wedding and a good friend from overseas when your cousin is ONLY in town for that one weekend?

Post # 7
195 posts
Blushing bee

@McFierce:  I second this!  If someone backs out at least it isn’t food/money wasted if your cousins friend replaces them.

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