Post # 17
@mrsfun: I’ve honestly never considered this situation, but that’s actually incredibly tacky. I mean you’re going to celebrate and witness the love, marriage and COMMITTMENT of two people while disgracing your own. A wedding is not the appropriate outlet to go out and represent themselves as a couple. That would make me uncomforable as a guest, nevermind being the bride! I’m not sure what you can do at this point but I would avoid them as much as possible at the wedding and probably beyond as well if you don’t agree with their behaviour and lifestyle choices.
Post # 18
I’d call that guest and tell them they can either come with their spouse, come alone, or not come at all!
Post # 19
If it was me, I could not deal with that at my wedding. It would be such a slap in the face to the meaning of the day! It is also asking you to not only approve of the affair, but to be complicit in it’s goings on! I would probably just uninvite the the friend and the plus one.
Ooo, it makes me so annoyed just thinking about being put in this position. He’s obviously a thoughtless and inconsiderate friend.
Post # 20
I don’t know what I would say… but the friend would have the options of coming with his wife, coming alone, or not coming. Attending with his mistress would be not acceptable to me.
I like the suggestion of calling them and saying you send them the wrong invitation by mistake. tell them it should have been him + wife, not him +1.
Post # 21
If I were in your situation, I would definitely tell the friend that they cannot invite their married partner. This is how I see it, they are just slapping your nuptuals in the face by displaying their infidelities–they obviously don’t value marriage. To go to a wedding with someone who is not your spouse is sickening to me.
Post # 22
I would not have any hesitation in phoning that guest and telling then that their plan was not going to fly with us. I can’t stop him from fooling around, but I can stop him from doing it at my wedding. He is not going to embarass his wife on our dime.
Post # 24
Guest brings spouse or doesn’t come at all. No way would that fly.
Post # 25
Yeah, I would have to be confrontational about it. That would not be allowed at my wedding. I assume you addressed the invitation to Mr. And Mrs. X too?
ETA Oh, it’s a guest who is bringing the married person. Hm, still though that’s disrespectful but you can choose the +1 if you give them that option.
Post # 26
I Definitely would not be comfortable with this situation. You’re helping me celebrate my marriage by bringing your mistress???? I’d call and uninvite the friend (Preferably through the wife/husband… jk, but it would be tempting), because that’s a little but too far over the ‘disrespectful line’ for me.
Post # 27
Guest brings spoue or comes alone.
Post # 28
It’s a sucky situation, but I would not get in the middle of their business if I were you. Even if you disinvited them to your wedding that won’t stop the affair — and for them to be at a public event together, they clearly don’t give a crap about who sees them together. Ick, the more I think about that situation, the more unsettling it is! People can be so trashy sometimes, I can’t stand cheaters.
Post # 29
Seriously, the nerve of some people. The wedding is in a church too, if I were in their shoes at least that would deter me. The Guest is single actually, they’re the “other person,” it’s their date who’s married. I don’t know the date or their spouse.
Guest is friends with the Fiance, so I’ll ask him to try to not let them bring their Married Date if we can come up with a tactful way to phrase it… Though I’d say tact wasn’t on Guest’s mind.
boogiewoogies: @whoa_its_ash: @ellie-b:
I’m totally non-confrontational as well, so if we can’t 86 the Date, I’ll most likely end up doing my best to avoid them.
I wish. We had to call them because we had put no plus one by mistake. They won’t know anyone but us at the wedding.
Post # 30
I think that Miss Manners would tell you to ignore it and know in your heart that everyone will see them as innappropriate, but that it won’t reflect on you.
But I’m not Miss Manners.
If I read it correctly, this person is not a friend of yours but somehow ended up on the guest list. (Through your fiance? In-laws?) If this is a friend of the in-laws, let it go. But if not I would call them up and explain that it makes you uncomfortable to have them bring a married person to your wedding.
And if they still show up together, when you greet them be sure to ask about the guest’s spouse! (I would do that but I am tacky. )
Post # 31
@mrsfun: OK I’m a Christian, believe in sanctity of marriage, never slept with anyone except my husband etc… and I think you should let it be. It is not your business. You gave them a +1 and they’re bringing their partner.
Also you don’t know (or haven’t said) the state of the other marriage. Maybe they’re separated but not divorced yet? (But even if not, it’s not your business).
All of our guests (and ourselves) do all sorts of things. It is not our job to play moral police. (Unless it’s something really bad and we want them out of our lives forever, but then we wouldn’t invite them at all).