YOU ARE THE ADVICE COLUMNIST: Do I Invite My Old College Friends To My Budget Wedding?

I wouldn't put it past them to attend just to get free booze and a free meal and not actually out of love for me, and we have a minuscule budget.

Sep 5, 2013 at 6:30pm | Leave a comment

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The whole world of wedding etiquette, and the Wedding Industrial Complex as a whole is so messed up. My fiancee and I are getting married next year, and I'm not sure if I should invite my old college friends. One in particular invited me to her wedding over a year ago. The main issue here is that I don't really talk to these people anymore. We're not on bad terms, and I'm Facebook friends with all of them, we just don't make any effort to hang out or talk what so ever even though most of them stayed in the area after college. Should I suck it up and invite them just to be polite, even though I'm unsure if they would actually come or not? Or can I save myself the time and money and forget about it? I mean, asking them for their address would be the first direct contact I would have had with any of them for months and months, certain ones for a year+. I wouldn't put it past them to attend just to get free booze and a free meal and not actually out of love for me, and we have a minuscule budget. I also feel that it would be incredibly weird and possibly damage the good terms we do have if I didn't invite them. What should I do?? HALP!
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