- 4 years ago
- Wedding: January 2015
Many of the people who are invited to my wedding are people I’d consider more my parents’ friends. People I grew up knowing, thinking of as nearly as close as family. But, as the years progressed, and as their kids and my brother and I graduated high school, I saw less and less of these family friends. These were people who at one point were going on family vacations with us every year.
I am thinking specifically of a family whose dad worked with mine sometimes (a painter and a contractor), and the three kids/their spouses are all a bit older than me. I am inviting the parents, but I’m still on the fence about the kids.
My venue only has indoor ceremony seating for 90 people (and I hate to invite someone to only the reception and not the ceremony), so I can’t go over that. I am already omitting certain family members to make room for those who’ve been close with me in the last 8 or so years. I want to make room for friends from college and high school, but that would also require me to omit the kids of these family friends.
Would be in poor taste to only invite the parents, if we never really hung out in my teen years and beyond? I hold dear memories with them, but by inviting them I run the risk of having to not invite people who’ve been close with me in recent years. What should I do?
** I should also mention I was invited to one of their weddings when I was still in high school, but not the other.