So, I just told my friend C that she couldn't bring her boyfriend to our wedding. She lives in the UK and we were chatting on Facebook chat - she logged off straight after!
Some background info:
*C and I have been friends for 10 years, and she has been living in the UK for the past 2 years;
*C's ex-boyfriend P is my housemate. I met P through C years ago. C and P were in a serious relationship for about 5 years. When C moved overseas 2 years ago, they stayed together and did the whole long distance relationship thing.
*About 12 months ago, Finance and I needed a new housemate to replace our then current housemate so P moved in with us (C and P were still together and it was C's idea for P to move in with Fiance and I).
*C and P broke up a few months ago. It turns out C had been cheating on P for a while. She actually broke up with him via Facebook (she just changed her relationship status - very mature, I know).
*C now has a new boyfriend J. She was dating J while she was allegedly still in a relationship with P.
*Fiance has become good friends with P and Fiance hates C for the way she treated P. Fiance doesnt even want C to come to the wedding!
*I sent out a wedding invite to C a month ago and it was just addressed to HER.
*C is flying back to Australia for the wedding and her new boyfriend J is coming with her. C is staying in Australia for a few months but J is just coming for a few weeks.
*While we were chatting on Facebook this morning, it became apparent that C assumed her new boyfriend was invited to the wedding (despite there being no "C and partner" on the wedding invite).
*I therefore told C that due to budget, Fiance and I were not inviting partners that we didnt know to the wedding. I made it clear that we would love to invite J, but that we could not afford to. I also told her that P is also not bringing a +1 (though he is single and doesnt have a partner to bring anyway).
*There is NO WAY that Fiance would want C to bring her boyfriend to the wedding, he doesnt even want C to come in the first place.
So, what do you guys think? Was I wrong not to let C bring her boyfriend to the wedding? I realise that if she were living in Australia it would be completely fine, but because she lives overseas, different considerations apply. Having said that, she's coming back to Australia for a LONG visit (i.e she's not coming back JUST for the wedding). She's clearly angry because we were in the middle of a conversation and she logged off immediately after I told her she couldnt bring her boyfriend.