Wedding Invitations: Who Decides Who Gets To Go?

07/02/2012 12:33 pm ET | Updated Jul 05, 2012

Among my newly engaged friends, the wedding guest list seems to consistently cause friction between brides, grooms and their families. The couple faces big decisions about plus-ones, backsies (inviting those who invited you), concerns about capacity and, in general, whether or not someone is close enough to be invited. Does the invite list fall to the person who is paying or the person who is being celebrated? How can one best balance competing interests and values?

Are you a bride or groom whose parent has hijacked your guest list? A parent who feels like your friends and acquaintances should be a part of your child's big day? What's most important to you when it comes to deciding who is invited to a wedding?

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