(Closed) Need some advise — Some family is not invited

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

You are not rude for not inviting them. You’re keeping your ceremony intimate and your guest list consistent on both sides. I don’t think any of your family members will get offended unless they’re the type of people who are looking to get offended at anything. Since you say you’re close and you know all of them, I doubt that’s the case. I would recommend sending out the invitations to your BBQ after the ceremony and style them like an engagement announcement. “MaryB120 and Fiance tied the knot on 06.01.2013. Please join us in celebrating their marriage at X place on Y date, when they return from their honeymoon.” Just don’t talk up the wedding the wedding the wedding all the time when you see them between now and then, because they might think they’re invited when they’re not.

The only ones I might reconsider is your grandparents, because they’re more like parents than aunts/uncles/cousins (does that make sense?) and would probably really value being there. It’s not necessary, but maybe feel your parents out about that.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

I would just not make it a big deal, they’ll still get to celebrate with you anyway. As long as you don’t go around making it a big thing, I’m sure they won’t either. And really, even close family is more into the party than the ceremony anyway, ya know? ๐Ÿ™‚

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