(Closed) Guest List help!!!

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should I invite my grandmother's siblings to the wedding despite barely knowing them?
    Invite just the two you are close with : (10 votes)
    43 %
    Invite all of them to spare your grandmother's feelings : (12 votes)
    52 %
    OTHER explained below : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    617 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We were in similar circumstances.  My Nana has 2 brothers that are alive but we are not inviting either due to not seeing one but twice since we have been together and the other brother not at all.  On the other hand, my grammy’s brother (she has since passed) is invited as he is the only living relative on my dad’s parents’ side of the family (elderly).  So he is being invited because my grandparents are not alive and we see him every once in a while.  I think you could just invite the two you are close to and leave it at that.  If people ask you just need to be honest.  You can’t invite everyone or the guest list would be huge!

    Post # 5
    Member
    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Maybe if you invite them they won’t even be able to make it?  It’s hard because you don’t want to upset her but if you are paying for it I wouldn’t want to give a friend’s seat to someone you don’t speak to.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    This is tough because you are inviting some of her siblings and that could cause problems with you not inviting all.  My Fiance and I aren’t inviting any of our grandparents’ siblings, so it was easy for us just to say ‘sorry, no one past first cousin is invited’, but I would say you should invite them all if you are inviting any, out of respect for them and your grandmother.

    Post # 7
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    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @LY1923: They probably won’t come if they don’t know you. Invite them. It means a lot to your grandmother. It will work out and it will be ok. 🙂

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