Wedding Invitations: When Your Partner or Spouse Is Left Out of the Invite

It’s standard etiquette to allow a plus-one for every wedding invitation — especially when inviting married couples. But what do you do when your spouse is left out?



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Wedding planning by its nature is complicated and sometimes issues arise that are almost unique. This wedding guest has an unusual problem.

A Hudson Valley wedding guest asks: “I just got an invitation to my best friend’s son’s wedding. The invitation was addressed to me and did not include my husband (we’ve been married for about 35 years). Both my husband and I have known the groom since he was born, so I can’t understand why my husband was omitted from the invitation. I don’t know what to do about it.”

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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of HudsonValleyWeddings.com, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.

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