A bride wants to UNINVITE guest to her wedding because of their awkward assumption

4th Apr 18 | Weddings

A fierce debate has broken out online - what do you think?

A massive debate has unfolded online after a stressed out bride-to-be shared her dilemma. 

Taking to Mumsnet to seek advice from other users, the woman explained how she is prepared to axe a guest from her wedding because they have awkwardly presumed that they can bring a plus one.

The bride-to-be and her partner decided that it would be financially better for them to have a small wedding of up to 50 guests. However, they had a few spaces left and decided to invite a small number of the husband-to-be's work colleagues.

However an awkward conversation made it clear the colleague had just assumed her husband was also invited. The stressed out bride realised that she’d have to fork out more money to allow the extra guest to attend. 

Taking to Mumsnet, she wrote:

"Am I being unreasonable to uninvite someone from the wedding?

Yesterday my fiance was in the office and everyone was talking about the wedding and one of the girls said "my husband and i are really looking forward to it.

Partners aren't invited otherwise we would have put that on the invitation.

We had a maximum of 50 guests included in the package, we had 46 originally so decided to invite the work colleagues as we would be paying the same price either way.

Now we are going to have to pay extra for this woman's husband because she has assumed partners are included on the invite.

It's also worth mentioning that I haven't met his work colleagues before, let alone their partners, and if our guest list had topped 50 they probably wouldn't have been invited anyway.

My fiance didn't say anything to the girl when she said about her husband coming because he felt awkward and embarrassed. He has also never met her husband."

The post sparked a massive debate amongst other users. 

One person said:

"If I got a wedding invite addressed to just me, I’d assume it was for 'just me'.

What is wrong with people who think partners are invited when their name is not on the invite, your boyfriend needs to put this lady right."


While another argued:

"I think the norm is not to invite married people without their partners.

I’m imagining the work colleague just naturally made the same assumption."

What do you think?