(Closed) Invite Etiquette

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

My opinion is that it’s YOUR day and you should invite who you want there 🙂

Post # 4
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We invited only some aunts and uncles and only some cousins. It’s fine to invite just those who you are close with.

Post # 5
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think in this case, since it will be a very small event and you are inviting them partly because your Maid/Matron of Honor is clearly invited, it is ok not to invite the rest of your siblings.  There are a LOT of them and it sounds like you are not close to the rest.

IF you were inviting a few more of the siblings, I would say you need to invite the others – this is what we call inviting in circles (all aunts/uncles. or all cousins, or all great aunts/uncles, etc.)


Post # 6
13012 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it depends a lot on family dynamics.  In my family, you can’t invite some aunts/uncles and not others without starting a huge family feud, same for cousins.  If the dynamics in your family are different, then invite just who you want to be there.

Post # 7
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think you are fine as long as it really is a small wedding. If it gets back to the rest of the family that you have 20 friends there, that would be bad.

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