Wedding Invitations: Inviting a Distant Relative
A bride’s grandparents want to invite a distant relative, but her mother refuses. What to do?
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The Wedding Guru says: If you and your wife are paying for the wedding and if money is not the object, I see no reason not to make your parents happy and invite this distant relative, especially since they’ve always been very generous to you. Maybe if you remind your wife about their generosity, she will be more inclined to change her mind.
If, however, inviting this distant relative will cause a problem because other distant relatives aren't being invited, then I think you need to talk to your mom. If this is the case, explain to her that you would love to have her relative attend, but you have cut off the guest list to closer family. Tell her that others in the family will be hurt if you make an expectation with the distant relative. Hopefully she will understand. I hope things work out for you.