Post # 1
If you are invited to someone’s wedding and attend it within a few months before yours, should you invite them to yours? I’m just curious about proper etiquette.. I want to invite everyone but we are limited on funds and the guest list keeps growing!
Post # 3
I don’t think you should feel obligated to invite them if they weren’t on your original list. Hopefully newlyweds will be more understanding because they were just involved in guest list drama and know that you can’t invite everyone you’d like to and still stay on budget/fit into your venue.
Post # 4
I don’t think you are obligated to invite them. But I still voted yes because I would still feel obligated.
I think it also depends on the location and type of wedding. If it is clear that your wedding is a small family thing, then no one should get offended. But if it seems like you are inviting everyone but that couple, they might be offended.
Post # 5
It really depends on the sizes/types of their and your weddings and the relationship between you and them.
As an example, if you’re having an intimate wedding while they have a huge wedding where everybody they’ve ever contacted in their lives were invited. No.
If you are not very close to them and/or if you and they barely interact/ see each other in the past 6 months, no.
That being said, it’s often a courtesy (& not an etiquette rule) to “return” invitations if above circumstances do not apply. However, no point going broke or taking out a loan for a rule that doesn’t exist.
Post # 6
I definitely have a strong belief that you shouldn’t ever invite someone “just because they invited you to theirs.” I think that’s silly. I mean, if you have the space, and it doesn’t matter monetarily, invite them. But don’t go out of your way and stretch your dollars to cover their cost.
Post # 7
I don’t think etiquette dictates that you have to invite them if they’ve invited you but, I couldn’t do it. I got invited to a wedding that I never saw coming. It was someone that I was friends with years ago and we really hadn’t spoken in a long time. So, since she invited me and I attended, I feel a need to invite her as well. I guess you just do what you’re comfortable with.