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10 people it’s okay NOT to invite to your wedding

Don’t feel obligated to send out wedding invitations to all these people

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10 people it’s okay NOT to invite to your wedding
Don't worry about the seating plan just yet. Image: Draw Down the Stars

Trying to cut down your invite list is the WORST wedding planning job. Here are 10 people who can definitely be chopped off the wedding plan pronto.

Your ex-boyfriend
You might share the odd friendly text now and again, but having exes at a wedding can create some tension. If in doubt DNI (do not invite).

You mum’s nosy neighbour
This is tricky. If your parents have made a financial contribution to your wedding day you may want to accept some of their requests for close family friends. However, you can definitely say no to people you’ve never met before.

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His mum’s nosy neighbour
See above!

The people who invited you to their wedding
An old school friend who you haven’t seen in years invites you to their wedding out of the blue and you suddenly start to panic. If you would love to see them on your wedding day, then of course do invite them, but don’t feel obligated.

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The plus one
Your aunt wants to bring along her new fella, the only problem if you’ve never met him before! Tell her you wouldn’t feel comfortable having someone you didn’t know at the wedding or if she’s really keen try and arrange a meeting before the big day.

The cousin from across the other side of the country
Family might be deeply important to you, but if you haven’t seen one of your cousins for a couple of years don’t automatically add them to the list - you don't need to invite them. They’ll probably feel just as awkward going to a wedding of someone they hardly know.

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Your work colleagues
If you’re not particularly friendly with your colleagues and you don’t see them outside of work then they don’t need to be invited.

Your best mate’s hyper triplets
The no-kids debate is a controversial one, but if you know that having lots of children at your wedding day is going to be problematic, you can restrict the invites to adult-only. Their parents will probably welcome the night off!

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