(Closed) Invite my sister’s in-laws?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee

We didn’t invite my fiance’s brother’s in-laws.  We have never met them, and they live across the country.  It just didn’t make sense in our case.  I don’t think that they would expect to be invited, unless you are close to them.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

i don’t think it is typical unless you are close with them. Maybe ask your sister if she thinks they would expect an invite!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

We invited my FI’s brothers in-laws, but only because we know them well and see them all the time.  If you dont, I dont think you need to invite them.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’d kill my sister if she invited my in-laws to her wedding 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am inviting one sister’s in-laws but not the other sister’s in-laws.  🙂  So far, nothing’s been said. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I am inviting my sister’s in laws…they sort of told me they wanted to come : )  I do think it is a nice gesture if you are not limited by numbers.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We invited my brother’s future in-laws.  My parents really wanted to and thought it was a nice gesture.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I don’t think it’s necessary unless you’re close.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We invited FI’s sister’s future in laws, but only because I was college roommates with their son (her future husband) and so I’ve known them for six years and spent a lot of time with them. I don’t believe it’s customary to invite the sibling’s in laws though.

Post # 13
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Worker bee

We’re having a large wedding so the number of people invited was not a consideration.  If it had been, we would have made different decisions.  We did not invite my sister’s in-laws because she’s not close with them.  We invited his sister’s in-laws plus kids and significant others (total of 6) because we are all close with them.  If size was a consideration, none of them would have made the cut. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

If you aren’t close to them, and don’t see/speak to them often….then there is no reason for an invite. I am sure they will not be expecting one.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We invited my FSIL’s in laws if that makes sense. We see them all the time. They’re nice people, and it’d be weird to come to a holiday function and everyone talk about our wedding. Plus, FSIL’s kid needs a babysitter since Future Sister-In-Law and her hubby are in our wedding…=]

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

I don’t think it’s absolutely  necessary, but maybe double check with your sister (just on what would make her life easier – ie would her in-laws give her grief on why they weren’t invited to your wedding?)

Good luck!

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