(Closed) Inviting my second cousins?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My dad has 15 cousins and they ALL have at least 3 kids and a few have grandkids that they have custody of.  I plan to invite 3 of my second cousins and they will only be alowde to bring their spouses and children who are living in the home about 12 people total.  If I invited them all and their families this it would almost double my side of the guest list which is already double FI’s.  I don’t see the other cousins therefore I don’t care if they are pissed off.  I want people who I love and am close to at my wedding I don’t need an extra 70 people at my wedding who I see maybe once every 3 years.  This is your wedding, invite who you want! 

But if your dad is paying he should get some say in who is going to be there but I really don’t think the all or nothing rule applies to 2nd cousins. 

Post # 4
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m inviting some of my 2nd cousins because they were very close to my Mom when she was growing up and she asked me to invite them (and she is paying!).  But we are definitely not inviting all of my 2nd cousins.  I don’t think it applies in this case!

Post # 6
2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We invited some of my second cousins but definitely not all and did not invite any of their kids.  However, if we did invite one 2nd cousin, we invited that cousin’s brothers and sisters so as not to split up families on that level.

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