Second Wedding Guest List Protocall

Last night I asked my mom if she could provide a guest list of any family friends she would like to invite to the wedding. I already have a very short list of those people in my head, but I assumed there would be people she would want to invite in addition to that list.

Her response: “Not to offend you, but quite frankly, I’m a little hesitant to ask our friends…” (She trailed off because she was breaking up due to a bad signal. It was ok. I had heard enough.)

Well, later I got to thinking about it. Offense kind of taken.

Is it that much of a shame to have me walk down the aisle a second time? Is this about presents? Because I really don’t care about those. I’m talking about warm bodies in seats, smiling, enjoying a beautiful day and celebrating with us in our love and future.

So what do you think? Is it tacky to invite people who may have also been invited to my first wedding? Other second time brides, I’d love to hear your views.

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