(Closed) Should we invite…

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Wow! That’s a tough decision. I invited my sister’s in-laws but only because my sisters been with her husband (dating+marriage) for almost 15 years and our families are very close. If you’ve only met your brothers girlfriends parents once, i don’t think you are all obligated to invite them. 

Post # 4
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Goodness, that would never occur to me even if we had met them. I would say no, especially not for a wedding that small. Even if your FI’s brother and his girlfriend were married, I wouldn’t think it appropriate or necessary to invite her family, unless you were close with them.

Post # 5
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That seems a bit much.  People understand.  My Fiance Has three sisters, two of whom are married.  His BIL’s family lives local and we see them VERY often.  Unfortunately they got left off the list.  No harm feelings, they are great people but they aren’t direct family and they aren’t friends. 

Post # 6
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I think it’s up to your fiance? If he is close with them, maybe? But really, with that size of a wedding, I would think that there would be other people of a higher priority. Don’t feel bad!

Post # 7
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are not inviting our siblings in-laws. We have met them, but we have decided to only invite people who have had a definite impact on our lives, and they wouldn’t qualify, even if they are nice people.

Post # 8
348 posts
Helper bee

Not necessary.  Really.  You should invite them if you want to, but no one could reasonably be offended if you don’t.

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