So often I find posts in which an OP explains she's asking friends/family to help with wedding-related preparations such as preparing food, assembling invitations, etc.*
This is usually met with a general, "You shouldn't ask your Aunt Sue/cousin Sally/friend Sarah to help with this."
I was thinking about this yesterday and wondered why that's the general consensus. Personally, I'd be happy to offer my time to help a close friend or family member with wedding stuff if they asked (within reason, of course).
*I'm not referring to someone asking friends/family to help with duties that occur on the wedding day itself, like passing out programs, recording the ceremony, helping relocate chairs, etc. I understand why that's rude.
ETA: For the record, this is post is only because I'm curious. I'm not recruiting my own family/friends for help.