(Closed) Is it weird to invite an acquaintance to your wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My mom’s latest guest list rule is “If you would be offended to not be invited to their wedding, invite them” of course, this means that because I’m not easily offended we’d end up ticking off alot of people. If you can’t imagine not having them there on that day, invite them. Otherwise, its whatever you want to do.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you have the budget and want them there I don’t see why not!

If they think it is weird they just won’t come but the invite is still a very nice gesture!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you have the budget and flexibility then go for it. I think the book club girl should be invited if the rest of the club will be though.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the PPs. If you’re able to invite them and would like to then there’s no stopping you. FH and I are inviting a few acquaintances that our parents put on their lists and what’s the worst that they can say? Sorry I can’t come. So there’s no skin off our nose 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You read my mind! I was *just* wondering about this (I am so glad my friend recommended Wedding Bee). There are a few people that I haven’t talked to all that much in the past couple of years, not for anything bad, just people moving, changing jobs, super busy, etc. Even though I don’t get to see them as much as I like, they are people that were around during significant parts of my life and I would like to share another significant day with them. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

No, not weird at all! We did this, and I’ve been invited as an acquaintance before, no biggie!

Post # 9
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Honey bee

If you have the space and money and don’t mind extra people whom you don’t really care about, then go ahead and invite them. But generally, those people wouldn’t be invited since you don’t socialize on a regular basis or really know each other.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I say absolutely invite them, with the following caveat: if any of them is likely to be planning their own wedding (or IS planning their own wedding) within the next couple of years, think twice about inviting them. You don’t want them to feel pressured to invite you and your husband to their wedding, which might have a tight guest list.

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