Etiquette: Do I have to invite him?
I am currently planning my wedding which will have only about 20 guests. As you can see, this will be a very small, intimate affair.
To keep the guest list down, we are not allowing anyone to bring a guest. Of course, those who are married or engaged may bring their significant others. (I'm even asking that my brothers and sisters not bring a guest.)
My problem is this: one of my very best girlfriends has a boyfriend whom I simply cannot stand. The details are not important, but suffice it to say that this person and I do not get along at all! This man's presence at my very small wedding would sour the event, as everyone knows his deceitful, hateful ways and blames him openly of treating our good friend badly. He hates me, and I know he would come to my wedding just to aggravate me.
They have been 'together' a number of years, but they are not engaged or married. I don't have to invite him, do I?