Weddings are meant to be a time of joyous celebration for the bride and groom. Family, relatives, friends and co-workers are often a part of the big event. But then that is not always a given. While you might think you’ll be a guest at an upcoming one, don’t assume that you will be. There may be reasons why you are not on the invitation list. Consider the following.
Limited Budget – Some couples are looking well beyond the wedding day and into their future as husband and wife. Instead of inviting every person they know, some choose to make it an intimate affair with immediate family and the closest of friends. Accommodating a large crowd for a wedding and reception is something that they choose not to do because of the expense involved.
Limited Space – Perhaps the venue that the couple chooses is small with a limited amount of seats and parking spaces. Every one doesn’t get married at a church where there would probably be ample parking space for their guests. In order to avoid the hassle they are not able to invite everyone that they might like to.
Courthouse wedding – A justice of peace would most likely be the person who would officiate at a wedding that takes place at the courthouse. The ceremony is usually quick and witnessed by a very few people. It would be hard to imagine having a large wedding at this kind of facility when court is in session.
Elope – Some couples decide to get married at the spur of the moment. Whether they do it locally or somewhere at a Las Vegas chapel, it is just the bride, groom, the person performing the ceremony and possibly a witness. They don’t want the stress that is part of the wedding planning process.
Not considered a friend – Plain and simple the bride or groom may not necessarily consider you as a friend. What you might consider as a friend might be an acquaintance in their thinking. And if you’re the ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend that might be a bit awkward especially if the breakup was hard on that individual. No one wants drama on their special day.
When a couple decides to get married they have the chore of selecting those that they want to be in attendance. If you happen not to be on the list, don’t take it personally. There may be reasons for it. In the end, it is the couple’s choice.