(Closed) How to handle not inviting someone who is expecting an invitation?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
413 posts
Helper bee

You can just very politely know that you and your Fiance have decided to have a very low key immediate friends/family only event but you look forward to seeing her on her next trip to town?

Post # 4
2742 posts
Sugar bee

@clemebl1: I second that. However, use this only if it’s TRULY going to be a small wedding. I know that you are not close anymore but you don’t want to use that excuse then she finds out it was a 250+ wedding 🙁

Post # 5
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

If you were having a large wedding maybe this would be harder but just tell her you are having an intimate wedding and your glad she would like to be there but you aren’t having a big wedding with all your friends. If you want you could add to let you know when she will be around and maybe you guys can get together.

Post # 7
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

“We’re having a very small wedding” is all I say and people usually understand. I have a coworker who outright told me “You need to invite me!” She didn’t say it in a bitchy, demanding way. She was just really excited for me. But I give her the “small wedding” line and let her know that neither of us were inviting any coworkers and she said she’d settle for lots of pictures. 🙂

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