Inviting Cousins to Wedding (Poll Included)!

posted 3 years ago in Guests
  • poll: What did you do (are going to do) for your wedding regarding inviting cousins?
    Invite all cousins and their spouses. : (52 votes)
    29 %
    Invite all cousins, spouses, and respective children. : (36 votes)
    20 %
    Invite select cousins who we are close to and their spouses. : (40 votes)
    23 %
    Invite select cousins who we are close to, their spouses, and their kids. : (18 votes)
    10 %
    No cousins. : (25 votes)
    14 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 62
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    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

    My FI’s family is closer than mine (I mean closer in relationships not distance). I’m not inviting any cousins or aunts, because we’re just not that close. I’m inviting my mom, dad, sisters and their kids and SOs, and like two family friends who pretty much are my aunts. 

    My Fiance on the other hand IS inviting aunts, uncles and cousins. But he decided to only invite cousin’s he is closed to, it wouldn’t cause a problem with the aunts/uncles at all. So we’re leaving it with close cousins, their SOs and their kids. Aunts and uncles know when cousins are close or not and (in his family, personally) they wouldn’t complain about their adult children not being invited when they’re not close. 

    IF it causes problem. I’d speak with them if it’s a budget thing.

    Post # 63
    Member
    969 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    canhorsegal:  I have 2 cousins on my dads side and 3 on my mums. The two on my dads side I see a few times a year where as the 3 on my mums 2 of them I haven’t seen for 13 years and the other one I saw 2 years ago. I invited both on my dads side and the 1 on my mums side I’d actually seen.

    Post # 66
    Member
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    My Fiance was close to a lot of cousins so we elected to invite only cousins that he was close to (and their spouses or +1) and their siblings, of course.

    Unfortunately, some opted to bring their kids without talking to us (found out through FMIL) so Fiance spoke to cousins and crisis averted for most part.  We’re only allowing kids of 3 cousins for 2 reasons, one has a newborn (the miracle baby) and is still breastfeeding and all family is at wedding and she’s from out-of-town (totally fair!).  Another was coming in from several provinces over and is their chance to meet their aunts/uncles/parents/grandparents that they haven’t seen in 5 years (they were already coming this summer so it just happened to be the stop and too young to be left in hotel room) and another cousin (actually sibling to above) is the same thing.  But, that’s it.  We have drawn the line in the sand.

    Post # 67
    Member
    2042 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I invited all of my cousins and their spouses. My Darling Husband invited all of his and their spouses as well. I had the children of my cousins in our wedding party – so everyone was there! It was awesome.

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