- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2015
I am inviting 60 people to my engagement party. They are made up my fiancé’s family (siblings, cousins, etc.) and my family from my mother’s and father’s sides. We’re also including my close friends and fiancé’s close friends. I am also including only two sets of family friends that I am close to. Should I invite my twin sister’s in-laws (brother-in-law’s family) to my engagement party if my parents are hosting the party at my home (I currently live with my parents)? Space is an issue but it would be possible to fit them, though it would be tight.
I’ll describe my sister’s in-laws family first with the following facts:
The family in question is made up of 4 adults (Mother, father, and two sisters – one of which has a baby). They live 10 minutes away from my parents, have hosted a birthday party for my twin sister and I recently in the past, have hosted my sister’s graduation party that was attended by my extended family (uncles, aunts, and cousins), have invited my fiancé and I over for special occasions, and the two sisters from that family (sister’s sister-in-laws) were bridesmaids with me for my twin sister’s wedding.
They have joined us for Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas when a large group of family members (40 or so) are invited. My cousin has invited them for Easter celebrations in the past because he knows my twin sister’s husband wanted to spend time with them on that day too. They have generally been cordial to me and I generally get along with the family, but I have had some minor issues in the past due to personality differences.
I do not feel very close to them (compared to the two sets of family friends that are invited) and I am leaning towards not inviting them.