Since it’s YOUR wedding, it is essential that you are surrounded by people you love and who love you. So while working on your guest list, you may ask, “Do I have to invite them?”
Here’s what you can do about those on-the-fence guests:
Co-Workers This one is your call. If you work in a small office where you socialize with your co-workers outside of work, then invite them. However; if you aren’t personal friends with your colleagues, then you aren’t obligated to invite them.
Parents’ Friends You Don’t Know Your mom really wants to invite her new friend. If your parents are paying for everything, you can sit down with your mom and calmly express that you really want to be surrounded by people you actually know and love at your wedding, but if mom insists, there isn’t too much you can do.
Your (or Your Fiance’s) Ex Even if you and your exes are still good friends, you should probably skip inviting them to your wedding to avoid any possible drama.
Your Friend’s New Boyfriend The bottom line is, you don’t have to invite plus-ones, but once you make a decision, stick to it – no exceptions!
Kids This is similar to the plus-ones debate – if you decide against having kids at the wedding, you need to be consistent. The one loophole would be to only invite the children in your wedding party, but no others.