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Cori
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Bridal party.

Cori, on July 29, 2020 at 2:16 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 49
Does the significant other of someone already in the wedding have to be in it too? The

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Latest activity by Breanna, on July 31, 2020 at 2:25 AM
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    Super October 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Nope! You only include those who are closest to you. The significant others still get invited, of course, but don’t include them in the bridal party unless you’re actually close with them.
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  • Cori
    Savvy August 2024
    Cori ·
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    I’m not. I only know her because it’s my fiancé’s best friend girlfriend. So he is obviously in the wedding. She still has to be invited?
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    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    No bridesmaids are whoever is closest to you. But you must invite significant others.
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  • Cori
    Savvy August 2024
    Cori ·
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    The significant other is invited but why do they have to be invited?
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    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    They are a couple and it's rude to ask them to support your relationship when you don't treat theirs with equal respect.
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  • Caitlin
    Expert January 2021
    Caitlin ·
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    Definitely not! Only include those that you are close to and can't imagine your day without. I say that the bridal party's significant others should definitely be invited though. If you don't plan on giving all guests a plus one, I think at least the bridal party should get one.
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  • Cori
    Savvy August 2024
    Cori ·
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    So guests that are invited their significant other doesn’t have to be invited? Just the significant other of the bridal party?
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    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    You invite all significant others.
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  • Cori
    Savvy August 2024
    Cori ·
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    Of just the bridal party? Or significant others of guests too?
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    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    Bridal party and guests.
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  • Tori
    Dedicated November 2020
    Tori ·
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    Significant other can mean so many things to me. If the couple is married/been together for a long time, I think it’s respectful to invite the significant other, but don’t feel like she has to be in your bridal party. On the other hand, if the couple has been together for a few months or something, I don’t feel the need to invite the significant other.... especially if you are limiting your guest list due to COVID
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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    If someone is in a long term relationship, you must invite them as a couple. To do so, otherwise, is rude. (However, if a friend suddenly declares they have an SO of "a year" and you have NEVER HEARD them speak of said SO... yeah, no.)
    They do not have to be in the BP (DH has been in weddings where I was just a guest, and our BP had SOs/spouses who were not in the BP.)... but they do have to be invited.

    Honestly, this is why I recommend a sweetheart table, instead of a BP table.

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  • Yasmine
    Master October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    Not at all! My bestfriend is my MOH and her fiance isn't in the wedding. Actual now that I think about it, no ones significant other is also in our wedding!

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  • Mrs.a
    Master October 2021
    Mrs.a ·
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    Yes, you would invite significant others of guests and bridal party members.

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  • Casey
    Savvy April 2021
    Casey ·
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    I'm in the same boat. My best friend is my MOH but my FH isn't super close with her fiancee so he will just be attending as a guest. We do have 2 couples where both are in the BP but we are close with both of them.

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  • Yasmine
    Master October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    And my bestfriends fiance is totally fine with it, all of their significant others are. My fiance has been in weddings that I wasn't in. I personally don't think its a big deal!

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  • Vannyda Kong
    Savvy June 2022
    Vannyda Kong ·
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    Not at all! I would only ask them if you are close with them. I have one couple that is in my bridal party, but we are close with both of them. Just pick whoever is closest to you. They are of course invited to the wedding but they don’t have to be a part of the bridal party. Hope that helps! 😊
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  • alyse
    Just Said Yes November 2021
    alyse ·
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    Nope! Definitely not. Honestly one of my bridesmaids I don’t even like her husband.
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  • Nicole
    Savvy June 2020
    Nicole ·
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    The significant others of our best friends have been around for a long time, so we are close to them as well. We did not have them in the bridal party, but we did try to involve them in some way (readers, etc). I also planned to have all the SOs on our party bus with us so they wouldn’t be just sitting alone at cocktail hour!
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    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Absolutely not !
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