(Closed) Wedding planning with a friend who's wedding I'm not invited to

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would stop going wiht this friend to do wedding stuff.

I would assume, as a bride myself, that I would only include poeple in wedding planing that I am inviting.

She is being selfish by asking you to take time out of your life to go and do wedding stuff and gush over her plans when you’re not even going to be able to partake in the day.

Are you sure she means all of you guys when she’s talking about the people in California? She might mean other than you guys, she’s not inviting anybody from Cali? It would be pretty rude for someone to say that to someone while doing wedding related stuff with them… 

Post # 4
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Are you sure you wouldn’t be invited? That’s beyond rude. If so, I would start making myself unavailable for anything wedding related.

Post # 5
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It’s rude to discuss an event with people who are not invited to said event, whether it is a wedding or a dinner party. If someone tried to do that with me I would just change the topic of conversation or make it clear I’m not interested in talking about it. 

Post # 6
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had this situation with a girl. It was so weird – she asked for all my advice and stuff and then…didn’t invite me to the engagement party or the wedding. It was really odd. 

Post # 7
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sometimes there are budget concerns. Is it a destination wedding? If you don’t mind doing these things with her with no expectations in return what’s the problem. I love wedding stuff so I was happy to help people and look at dresses etc, discuss planning regardless of an invite. My high school friend who reconnected with at a wedding show helped us make out table cloths and came over and helped us with so many things without an expectation of being invited to our wedding. After we discussed it we decided that she had been so much more help to us in the wedding planning as she was in wedding mode herself planning hers, that we would invite her and her Fiance. She was shocked and thrilled. We told her that we would be there to do anything they needed for thier wedding knowing that thier venue was booked for 40 people and they had already over invited. So we knew we probably wouldn’t go. My friend ended up becoming one of our a BMs the night before the wedding!! as we had some serious issues with our bridal party. We let her know we understood that she did not have room for us at her wedding so we said we would still help with anything she needed as she had been so wonderful to us, just put us on the back up list 🙂 2-3 weeks before the wedding she called and invited us as some people couldn’t make it due to illness and some just didn’t RSVP at all. YAY!!! We went to her stunning wedding and were so thrilled. 

So the moral of the story is… if you have the time and enjoy the activity and it’s out of the kindness of your heart then what does it matter if you are invited or not. If it becomes an expectation or demand from her then you have the right to be offended. She is reaching a milestone in her life and just wants to share in the excitement and probably appreciates all that you are doing to support her. 

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