Saturday, 2 April 2011
Should I invite my ex to my wedding?
source Better Living Through Design
This is not necessarily one of the areas of life it's good to say yes to.
The decision as to whether or not to invite an ex to your wedding can be definitely be challenging. And as it's a question a bride asked me the other day I thought it worthy of a blog post.
So, should you invite your ex to your wedding? This is mainly written with brides in mind but it could apply to the boys too.
Obviously don't invite your ex if you're no longer in touch. That's just a bit weird.
But if you're friends, or at least in regular contact it's a little trickier.
It depends on a few factors I think. Here's a rough yes/no guide to try to help you decide.
The relationship ended badly or was difficult and you best friend/dad hate him and will sit glowering/wondering why you invited him.
You're having an intimate wedding and your ex will stick out like a sore thumb.
His new girlfriend/wife is wary of you or has any not great feelings towards you. You only want people who love you at your wedding.
There's any part of you, even a teeny tiny part that's invited him to show off how beautiful you are and how great your life is.
He's single or has any unresolved feelings towards you. That could just get messy.
You want to and your fiancé is fine with it.
You went to his wedding and enjoyed yourself. And you like his wife.
You genuinely are friends and you see inviting him just like inviting any one of your other friends.
What do you think? If you're married did you invite any exes?