Why You Should Invite Your Ex to Your Wedding

In his daily duties as a royal, Prince Harry may be bound by endless rules and traditions, but when it comes to his marriage, he is not here for your old-fashioned morals, thankyouverymuch. According to a report, he is inviting two of his ex-girlfriends, Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, to his wedding to Meghan Markle.

A source told the Daily Mail that he had remained close friends with both Davy and Bonas after making sure “there were no hard feelings when they split up.” While inviting your former flame to watch you exchange vows may seem a bit unorthodox, we say: Good for Harry. His brother, William, by the way, seems to take the same approach, having attended the nuptials of a former flame in Kenya. And get this: He went stag, without Kate Middleton.

According to Rachel Sussman, a New York City-based licensed marriage and family therapist, whether or not it’s appropriate to invite your ex all comes down to your current relationship with them. “Usually by the time a couple gets engaged and married, his friends are her friends, and her friends are his friends,” she says. But if your spouse-to-be has never met the ex in question, that’s another matter. Is there a reason you’re keeping them distanced from your fiance? Are there still feelings romantic there? “It’s quite odd if somebody wants to invite someone to the wedding that their husband or their wife at this point isn’t friendly with.”

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