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Bride says she lost a close friend over her wedding rule that no guests can have a plus one

Kit Roberts

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Planning a wedding can be stressful at the best of times, and one of the most stressful parts of that is deciding who to invite.

There'll be some people that both you and your partner know you want to be at your wedding, while others might be more controversial. And as attractive an option as a small wedding can be for some, it's not always that simple.

You might have a small ceremony but then end up offending relatives or friends who were expecting an invitation and let's not even start on having to invite that one relative you last met when you were eight years old and haven't seen since.

One bride has taken a metaphorical Molotov cocktail to an already touchy debate by saying that her guests were not allowed a plus one to her wedding and it's safe to say the reaction to the video from lifestyle influencer Cora Breilein was certainly explosive.

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The influencer clarified her decision to her followers. Credit: Cora Breilein/TikTok
The influencer clarified her decision to her followers. Credit: Cora Breilein/TikTok

Cora explained that she advised her guests: "If your partner is invited their name is included on your Save the Date and formal invitation."

And one guest, in particular, was massively unimpressed, falling out so badly that they are no longer friends.

Cora said: "Lost a 7+ year friendship over not inviting a bf I never met.

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"Our wedding felt so special and intimate knowing everyone there. It's worth weeding people that aren't interested in being part of your life, out."

Viewers were not at all impressed by the decision, and were quick to say so.

Cora took time to respond to critics. Credit: Galyna Tymonko / Dmitriy Shironosov / Alamy Stock Photo
Cora took time to respond to critics. Credit: Galyna Tymonko / Dmitriy Shironosov / Alamy Stock Photo

One person wrote: "Pure INSANITY if you can't bring your partner to a wedding if you're not married. So my partner of four years wouldn't be welcome? Wouldn't even attend."

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Cora felt the need to explain further and posted another video in which she clarified her decision.

She explained: "Any boyfriend or girlfriend that we knew we invited. It's about people who will be in our life long term. I think with the pandemic too a lot of people had friendships fall out and that happened to me for sure.

"There were friends that I invited as an olive branch to see if they'd come but if I'd never met their boyfriend or girlfriend I was not comfortable inviting them. We had an intentionally small wedding and we wanted to know every single person there."

What do you think?

Topics: Wedding, Life, Sex and Relationships

Kit Roberts
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