Woman divides opinion after partner was invited to wedding without her
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A woman has split opinion after she revealed that her partner had been invited to a wedding without her - even though they'd been together for nine years.
Posting her frustrating situation to Mumsnet, she explained that the upcoming wedding wasn't allowing guests to bring plus ones and she felt it was unfair to invite one half of a couple and not the other.
To make matters worse, she said she'd known the bride and groom for years, but the invite had only been addressed to her partner and made no mention of her.
She suggested that perhaps she hadn't been invited because the groom had once been in a relationship with her cousin but ended up cheating on her, which come to think of it does sound like a pretty awkward event.
She wrote: "I don't want to go if I'm not wanted there. I guess it just took me by surprise."
Her partner was likewise not happy about the situation and had promised to speak to the couple about it, but for the Mumsnet peanut gallery opinion was divided over whether this was the right move or not.
Plenty agreed with the woman that it was 'very rude' and showed a 'lack of manners' to invite one half of a couple to a wedding and not let the other one come along.
Others joined in to say that when it comes to couples and big events, the golden rule should be 'don't invite just one'.
Someone else suggested that maybe there was 'an error in printing' when it came to sending out the invites and perhaps this was all just an honest mistake that a quick chat could clear up.
However, others disagreed with the woman and said that it wasn't her decision who should and shouldn't be allowed to attend someone else's wedding.
One said she was 'not owed an invite', especially since 'weddings are expensive' and 'the list has to end somewhere'.
Plenty of others chimed in to say that actually they would love to be excluded from weddings their partner had been invited along to.
Lots piled in with stories of getting to stay home and relax instead of having to mingle at events where they 'wouldn't know anyone if I went'.
This sort of issue has caused problems for people before, with a wedding where the happy couple insisting on 'no plus ones' being pretty controversial among the guests.
Still, there are plenty of other reasons why a person may not want to even attend a wedding they were invited to in the first place, as some couples have made their guests pay for their own meals during the event.
Then there was the wedding where no-show guests were actually invoiced for not being able to make it, billing their friends $240 for not showing up.
In a follow-up post, the original Mumsnet user shared that the bride-to-be had come clean about the reason she wasn't invited.
She wrote: "Apparently I wasn't invited as I didn't speak to her a few weeks ago when I saw her at the pub!
"I don't even remember seeing her!"