Australian bride is devastated by fiancé’s wish to invite his ex-girlfriend to their wedding

Bride-to-be is left green with envy after her fiancé invites his ex to their wedding – but do you think she has a reason to be jealous?

  • A bride-to-be was devastated by her fiancé’s wish to invite his ex to the wedding
  • Her partner split from his former flame three years before they started dating
  • The woman said she they are ‘not really in contact’, but once met on a night out


A bride-to-be has been devastated by her fiancé’s wish to invite his ex-girlfriend to their wedding – and many think she should be reconsidering the marriage.

Sharing her story in Australian Facebook group Modern Wedding, the woman said she cannot understand why her partner wants his former flame, who he split from three years before they started dating, to be part of their special day. 

She said the exes are ‘not really in contact’ but knows they once bumped into each other on a night out and is still unsure if anything happened between them.

A bride-to-be has been left green with envy by her fiancé's wish to invite his ex-girlfriend to their wedding (stock image)

A bride-to-be has been left green with envy by her fiancé’s wish to invite his ex-girlfriend to their wedding (stock image)

Poll

Does the bride have a right to be concerned?

  • Yes 0 votes
  • No 0 votes
  • It depends on the exes’ relationship 0 votes

‘My partner wants to invite his ex-girlfriend to our wedding,’ she began.

‘They broke up three years before we got together and aren’t really in contact (of what I know).’

‘There was one night a couple of years ago, they bumped into each other on a night out – I never got the truth about what happened. I forgave him and we’ve been happier than ever but I’m so worried what he will be like when she’s there. 

‘Why does he want her there? I’m not usually a jealous person but this is making me very jealous.’

Dozens of the group’s almost 1.5million members replied to the bride’s dilemma, with many admitting there could be cause for concern.

‘I’m sorry but this sounds like you don’t really trust him, and perhaps there are valid reasons,’ one woman wrote.

‘To me it sounds like he’s still a bit hung up on her. I’d be trying to talk to him and clear the air. Just keep in mind that the wedding is not a magic bullet that will fix all the faults of your relationship.’

Another urged the woman to sit down and have an honest conversation with her husband-to-be.

‘Talk to him about it. You should both agree on all guests. If he can’t explain why it’s important for her to be there in a satisfactory way, that’s a concern,’ she said.

A second agreed: ‘If you can’t communicate with your future husband about this, it does not give me much hope for your marriage. You haven’t gotten married yet and your afraid to express your feelings to him.’ 

Many urged the woman to have an honest conversation with her husband-to-be (stock image)

Many urged the woman to have an honest conversation with her husband-to-be (stock image)

Others were less understanding.

‘Just tell him she’s not invited. Simple!! It’s your wedding day and If he insists tell him you won’t be there then… No mucking about, how insensitive is he,’ one woman said.

‘Nope. It doesn’t sound right,’ said another.

‘My poor mum had her first husband invite his mistress to the wedding. The whole time they were married, he was keeping his mistress set up in a unit.’

A small number tried to give the groom the benefit of the doubt, with one woman writing: ‘Perhaps he feels the need to close that chapter and show her he is devoted to you.’