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My fiance's cousin lives in Maine and our wedding is in Pennsylvania. This cousin is getting married in two days to a person we have never met. We had already done our guest list and really cannot afford to invite her new husband. We did not give plus ones to her mother or her sister so if we invite her new husband that would mean we should give plus one's to the mother and sister which would be three extra people we really cannot afford to invite nor do we know. Further they announced to the family that we are getting married only a week before their wedding after we already created the guest list and budgeted for our wedding. What do you recommend? 
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Re: What to do

  • You don’t need to give the mother and sister plus ones. You DO need to invite her HUSBAND. 

    And for for the record, significant other is not a plus one. Plus one is for single guests. Anyone dating/engaged/married to someone whether it’s for one day or one hundred years needs to be invited with their person. 

    I suggest you relook at your budget and make sure everyone you invited is invited with their SO. 

    My gosh. 
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  • It doesn't matter that you've never met the cousin's new husband or that they are getting married on short notice. Significant others and spouses get invited. End of story.

    If her mother and sister are truly single, then you don't have to give them plus-ones just because you're including the cousin's husband. 
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  • My fiance's cousin lives in Maine and our wedding is in Pennsylvania. This cousin is getting married in two days to a person we have never met. We had already done our guest list and really cannot afford to invite her new husband. We did not give plus ones to her mother or her sister so if we invite her new husband that would mean we should give plus one's to the mother and sister which would be three extra people we really cannot afford to invite nor do we know. Further they announced to the family that we are getting married only a week before their wedding after we already created the guest list and budgeted for our wedding. What do you recommend? 
    Echoing PPs. Your cousins husband should absolutely be invite, as should all Significant Others. If you are not sure if someone is in a relationship, simply ask them. 3 people shouldn’t put you over budget.
    ahoywedding
  • Seriously! I can't believe this is even a question. Of course you invite your cousin's husband - he isn't a date, he is her spouse! You don't to give plus ones to people who aren't in relationships. You should have figured for this in your original guest list.
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  • climbingwifeclimbingwife NYC 'burbs
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    I can't even believe this is a question. YES, you have to invite her husband! And someone's partner is not a "plus one". Do the mom and sister have significant others?? If so, they NEED to be invited. 

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  • You invite people in relationships with their SOs.

    Fix your budget.   End of story.
    ahoywedding
  • edited November 2018
    I understand everyone's position. The reason I asked this question was because the aunt had told us none of them were going to bring dates (whether they were in a relationship or not) which included the cousin who is getting married. The aunt said she was not even sure they could come because they are not sure they can afford the trip so my future mother-in-law offered to pay for the three of them to come. None of us knew the cousin was getting married and if my future mother-in-law has to pay for the three of them to come that would also mean she has to pay for the husband. So I was not sure if I should still give her the option to bring her husband since we were previously told she was not going to bring her boyfriend who will be her husband at the time of our wedding.  
  • edited November 2018
    Okay well it was too late for us to include him on the save the dates because they were already ordered before they announced they were getting married. The aunt and sister do not have a significant other. Should we still give them the option to bring a plus one? 
  • I understand everyone's position. The reason I asked this question was because the aunt had told us none of them were going to bring dates (whether they were in a relationship or not) which included the cousin who is getting married. The aunt said she was not even sure they could come because they are not sure they can afford the trip so my future mother-in-law offered to pay for the three of them to come. None of us knew the cousin was getting married and if my future mother-in-law has to pay for the three of them to come that would also mean she has to pay for the husband. So I was not sure if I should still give her the option to bring her husband since we were previously told she was not going to bring her boyfriend who will be her husband at the time of our wedding.  
    Let this be a lesson to you:

    1) Don't let any mom speak for what her grown children will or will not do.  

    2) That H should have been on you guest list back when he was a boyfriend. 


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  • The other problem is that I do not know his name nor do I know how he likes to be addressed because he is currently in the processing of transitioning from a female to a male. So on the invitations to them I am guessing it would just be Mr. and Mrs. Smith
  • ShesSoColdShesSoCold bend over and I'll show ya
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    The other problem is that I do not know his name nor do I know how he likes to be addressed because he is currently in the processing of transitioning from a female to a male. So on the invitations to them I am guessing it would just be Mr. and Mrs. Smith
    Ask him. Ask his wife. Have your husband ask them. This isn't a reason not to invite someone.
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  • Totally understand that, but I have never met this side of the family and my future mother-in-law made it seem like she had spoken with her niece and sister about this before we ever ordered the save the dates. Apparently she had only spoke with her sister who said that none of them were bringing dates. If I knew they were in a committed relationship rather than I would have included him. 
  • I would love to be able to speak with the cousin, but my fiance has been letting his mother handle communicating with his family. I went based on my future mother-in-law's invitation list as to who we included from his family. She never mentioned the boyfriend. Then we went to Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday and the aunt called and announced her daughter was getting married tomorrow. 
  • ShesSoColdShesSoCold bend over and I'll show ya
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    edited November 2018
    Totally understand that, but I have never met this side of the family and my future mother-in-law made it seem like she had spoken with her niece and sister about this before we ever ordered the save the dates. Apparently she had only spoke with her sister who said that none of them were bringing dates. If I knew they were in a committed relationship rather than I would have included him. 
    Do you want a solution here? 

    You've never met me but seem to communicate well enough. Have your fiance reach out to his cousin. This isn't rocket surgery.

    Edited because I used the wrong word.
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  • I think your H needs to make the move on this then.   It shouldn't be you.   Let him pick up the phone and say, "Congratulations!   We want to invite you and your H but I don't have your names.   Could you please let me know what his name is and if he has a preferred title?"  
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  • edited November 2018
    my H told me his mother was handling it and not to worry. i don't believe he has his cousin or aunt's numbers to call them either. nor has he seen them in years. his brother isn't even inviting the cousins to his wedding (brother is getting married 5 weeks after us) because they are extremely rude to the family and think my H and his brother are below them because my H works in construction and his brother works in automotive. 
  • ShesSoColdShesSoCold bend over and I'll show ya
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    my H told me his mother was handling it and not to worry. i don't believe he has his cousin or aunt's numbers to call them either. nor has he seen them in years. his brother isn't even inviting the cousins to the wedding because they are extremely rude to the family and think my H and his brother are below them because my H works in construction and his brother works in automotive. 

    And look where that got you. You're both adults. Act like it. 
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  • There is no reason to be rude. I have asked my fiance multiple times to contact his own family instead of his mother doing it, but he still left it up to her.
  • There is no reason to be rude. I have asked my fiance multiple times to contact his own family instead of his mother doing it, but he still left it up to her.
    I think you need to be as nice as possible but say to your H that this is falling in your lap and you need him to pick up some of the slack.  

    I get it.   It's easy to think that the MIL has it all down but she doesn't in this case so he needs to call around even if it's to say, "Mom can you get me Aunt Martha's number?"   
    charlotte989875eileenrobahoywedding
  • Okay so I believe we are definitely going to invite her husband. Do you think it is unfair not to allow the aunt or other cousin to bring a plus one since both of them are single?
  • Okay so I believe we are definitely going to invite her husband. Do you think it is unfair not to allow the aunt or other cousin to bring a plus one since both of them are single?
    If they're really single as in no boyfriend/girlfriend/so of any time then that's fine.

    Just know that anyone in any relationship needs to be invited with his/her/their SO.   
    charlotte989875eileenrobahoywedding
  • Jen4948Jen4948 Houston
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    If you don't want to invite the husband, then the only solution is not to invite the cousin. The drawback is that you may not get many invitations yourself in the future from your FI's family because of your disrespect for the cousin's relationship.
  • I have no real problem inviting the husband. My problem was more that I knew nothing of this person until after our save the dates went out and now my future MIL is saying she does not believe the other cousin is seeing anyone, but she cannot say for sure. 
  • I have no real problem inviting the husband. My problem was more that I knew nothing of this person until after our save the dates went out and now my future MIL is saying she does not believe the other cousin is seeing anyone, but she cannot say for sure. 
    Does no one have social media, emails, or cell phones? I mean I get that FMIL said she’d handle all of it, but this is your wedding. Can you Facebook the cousin and ask for her name/cell phone number/address and husbands name? Same thing with the sister? 
    climbingwifeeileenrobahoyweddingInLoveInQueens
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