Who Gets a Plus One?

Learn the rules for who needs to be invited with a guest.

Q: My fiancé and his family think we should invite everyone to the wedding with a guest. What's the rule?

A: You needn't invite every single person to your wedding with a guest. In fact, most couples today don't unless they have an unlimited budget. You should, however, include partners of the following people:
  • Everyone who is married (even if you don't know their spouse)

  • Couples who are engaged

  • Couples who are living together

  • Guests who have had a steady significant other for so long that it would seem awkward not to include their partners.

The last instance is a judgment call, but in most cases your gut will tell you what to do.

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