Post # 1
My FH has a child from a previous relationship (not marriage). And I have been understanding and have invited her and her husband to the wedding. Now my FH thinks we also need to invite her parents. I don’t think her family needs to be there. I think it’s good enough that I am ok with his Ex-girlfriend going. And the budget is tight, so the invite list is limited. I was not able to invite everyone that I wanted. And now i have to invite his ex’s family? I don’t think Emily Post has a chapter on this. What is the right thing to do?
Post # 3
I think you’re being a very big person by inviting his ex and her husband. My vote is no on her parents…
Post # 4
I would totally not be cool with that… you have no reason to invite his ex AND her parents to YOUR wedding. You are supposed to invite people who have been supportive and encouraging in your relationship with your FH… I highly doubt they TRULY love and respect the relationship you two have. I’d vote no on both sets… if the situation were reversed, I highly doubt he’d approve.
Post # 5
I would say no to the invite for the ex girlfriend’s parents. My husband has a small child from a previous girlfriend too. I was not kind enough to invite my step-daughter’s mother (not that my husband asked). While they have an amicable relationship, there are still issues about custody. I don’t think it is necssary to have an ex at your wedding, so I think you have been kind enough.
Post # 6
Thanks to everyone on your opinions.