(Closed) I got invited to a wedding, but I don’t know the Bride or Groom…

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

I got invited to a friend’s son’s wedding and I thought it was strange.  He knew who I was – and, it turned out – most of the guest list were friend of the parents vs. friends of the couple.  They appreciated that we were there and I guess that’s all that mattered.

Maybe the bride game her mom ‘x’ amount of invites, and it was really important for your mom’s friend to have her friend and her friend’s family (you) be there… everyone has different priorities, I guess!  

But – yes, I can definitely see how it feels strange!!

With the wedding I went to, I was determined to be a great party guest… meaning: show up on time, bring a gift, dance on dance floor… 🙂 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would just ask my mom to call and let them know that unfortunately I (we ) would be unable to attend.

Why on earth would I want to attend a wedding of someone I don’t even know?

Free food wouldn’t be enough for me.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Fiance and I were invited to a wedding a few months ago where we had never met the bride and groom. I’m still not entirely clear on how she was related to Fiance (his mother’s second cousin’s daughter, maybe?), but I definitely thought we shouldn’t be invited. We also didn’t get our own invitation, but were added on to his parents’ at the request of the bride’s mother (according to FI’s mom, but I was skeptical). I was reluctant to go, but FI’s mom insisted. I felt badly until we got to the church and realized there were a good 400 people in attendance. It ended up not being awkward at all. It was a really good time. But weirdly, I still haven’t met the bride and groom (who are now invited to my wedding).

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes! I got invited to a wedding with my Fiance because his sister was a bridesmaid… neither of us knew the bride or groom and we were so bored because his sister (the only person we knew there) was with the bride all night… lol

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