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Invite my aunt's daughter?

My Uncle remarried a couple years ago.  He has two children of his own; him and his wife have two children together, and his wife has one daughter of her own.  The daughter will be 11 years old at the time of the wedding.  Am I supposed to invite her daughter? Would it be rude not to?

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    Are you inviting their other children? Are you having an adult only wedding? If you're inviting all of them BUT the one daughter, yeah, I'd be rather insulted as your uncle/aunt. If you're only inviting the aunt/uncle and no children, then it's no big deal.
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    Are you inviting other kids under 18, or their other children?  If so, leaving her out would be hurtful to your uncle and aunt, and I wouldn't advise it.
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    In general, when deciding which kids to invite and which not to invite, it is pretty hurtful to split up families.  I think you should invited the daughter with the rest of the kids.
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    Assuming you are inviting your cousins, I would absolutely include the daughter






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    I assume the daughter lives with them?  If so, then most definitely you should invite her. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_invite-my-aunts-daughter?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:29b8e245-885c-4567-a8fa-36159204b4ebPost:9a344859-8a69-4d2b-99c5-af8a62476efb">Re: Invite my aunt's daughter?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In general, when deciding which kids to invite and which not to invite, it is pretty hurtful to split up families.  I think you should invited the daughter with the rest of the kids.
    Posted by Avion22[/QUOTE]

    <div>This.  It's hard enough for some kids to grow up in blended families.  It isn't her fault.  Besides, girls that age tend to really like weddings.</div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_invite-my-aunts-daughter?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:29b8e245-885c-4567-a8fa-36159204b4ebPost:ca832006-f18f-4882-ab9d-0b22b7448646">Re: Invite my aunt's daughter?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Invite my aunt's daughter? : This.  It's hard enough for some kids to grow up in blended families.  It isn't her fault.  Besides, girls that age tend to really like weddings.
    Posted by NantucketBride12[/QUOTE]

    <div>Ditto Avion and Nantucket.  If you are inviting other children in the family, and especially the cousins, it would be absolutely cruel to exclude this child.</div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_invite-my-aunts-daughter?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:29b8e245-885c-4567-a8fa-36159204b4ebPost:a9b0aaaf-27dd-4c81-b3a2-6be3a0d04294">Re: Invite my aunt's daughter?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Assuming you are inviting your cousins, I would absolutely include the daughter
    Posted by lyndausvi[/QUOTE]
    This, absolutely. You might not be blood related to her, but she is your cousin in every other way. It's the same way you're related to your aunt, through marriage.

    If you're still unsure, talk to your uncle about it.
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