Today at my shower a family friend came up to me gushing about how she was so happy her boyfriend was invited, how that never happens, and it's so sweet that we did that and she's so excited for the wedding. I just responded, of course he's invited, he's your boyfriend. I feel bad that he's been excluded before.
They're still in college and to anyone who bases whether or not they invite SOs by how "serious" they are probably wouldn't have included her boyfriend. It's worth it to me to pay for his dinner and make her happy for the night.. Hearing that definitely verified the reasoning for inviting all SOs.
So to anyone who still wears their judgey pants when writing out invitations, maybe think twice.. cause it means a lot to the person invited that you acknowledge their relationship. Hopefully hearing that it matters makes someone change their mind.. doubt it, but who knows.