(Closed) Step family invite dilemma

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would invite Father-In-Law, SMIL, and all step siblings and spouses, but not their children or parents. 

And yes, weddings are very very stressful.  I went through a bottle of tums a month in planning.

Post # 4
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If Dad and SM treat FDH as second class family, there is no need to extend invites beyond Dad and SM. 

Post # 7
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re in a somewhat similar situation. His parents are divorced and his father remarried when my fiance was in college. Needless to say, we have no real relationship with the step family, yet his father expects that they will all be invited.

I would just say to put your foot down. We are only inviting his father and stepmother, plus his father’s side of the family. I would also probably invite step-siblings but in our case that isn’t applicable because he doesn’t have any.

I also am not a fan of tiered invites. I’d say invite for the whole shebang or not at all.

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