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  • Derrick Heydon

Is It Okay To Invite Your Ex To Your Wedding? (Prince William Thinks So)

On your wedding day, you want your closest friends and family members to be standing by your side as you make the commitment of lifetime to your soulmate. But what if you're still close friends with one of your past partners, should they be included on the guest list?

Such was the case on Saturday, December 17th, 2022, when William, the Prince of Wales, made an "low-profile" appearance at his first serious girlfriend Rose Farquhar's wedding, according to People.

In her book, The Making of a Royal Romance, Farquhar described her relationship with the prince as "an innocent, tender romance". The two remained civil after their breakup, and Farquhar even attended Will and Kate Middleton's wedding in 2011.

It was also reported that another one of Prince William's ex-girlfriends, Olivia Hunt, attended the wedding too.

Being friends with an ex can be very tricky and once you start a new relationship, things tend to get even more complicated. But is it okay to invite your ex to your wedding, or is that where you should draw a line in the sand?

Complete Transparency

Consider how your ex's presence might affect the overall mood at your wedding. If you have a lot of friends in common, or they know your family, it might feel natural to include them on your guest list. You need to be completely transparent about the situation before you send out invitations.

Hopefully, your fiancée has been aware that you've remained friends with your ex at the beginning of your relationship and they're perfectly fine with it. The last thing you want is for them to find out at your wedding that you used to hook up with someone that's there.

When you're planning a wedding, it's a good time to reevaluate any puzzling friendships and to decide whether or not they belong at your wedding. Your marriage is now your #1 priority and you need to take your partner's feelings into consideration, every step of the way.

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