I'm just curious about what you ladies think are appropriate reasons to not invite a close family member (close in relation not relationship)..
FI is not planning to invite his mother, whom he loves, because he hasn't had his parents in the same room (except the courtroom) since he was little and they had a very bitter divorce, they also haven't spoken since then. Just thinking about it gives him a lot of anxiety. They split he and his sister up and he was raised by his dad, so his dad and stepmom will be there, but his sister, mom, and family from his mom's side will not (there would not likely be any behavioral issues with his parents as I think they would put that childish nonsense aside for their only son's wedding). Obviously, I support his decision, because I know how much thought he put into it, but I can't shake the feeling that she deserves to be there and that she might never forgive him for excluding her.
So a poll: