Is It Weird to Invite Friends We Haven’t Seen in Years to Our Wedding?

Two Cents: Can I break radio-silence with a wedding invite?

Wedding Invitation Etiquette For Old Friends


I’m twenty-nine, about to marry in this coming year, and have a question. I have traveled and moved around a lot my whole life. I’ve lived in several cities, lived abroad, and have visited over twenty-five countries. Needless to say, it’s been hard to see friends on a regular basis. My fiancé and I have now been back in our hometown for a couple of years and are slowly rebuilding our social circle.

For our wedding I wonder, is it odd to invite friends I once was very close to (yet still fondly care about) even though we may not have seen each other in a few years? They are people that have brought great joy in my life and frankly, I’d just love to party with on the big day.

But will it come off as weird? Any reassurance is greatly appreciated!


SO, HIVE-MIND, What’s your approach to wedding Guest List etiquette? How do you decide who makes the cut? How long is too long before they aren’t on the list anymore? 

If you want the APW community’s two cents, send it to QUESTIONS AT APRACTICALWEDDING DOT COM, and we’ll do our best to crowdsource you some answers!

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