Cupid's Pulse Article: Prince William and Kate Middleton Invite Exes to WeddingCupid's Pulse Article: Prince William and Kate Middleton Invite Exes to Wedding

There will be six (yes, six!) former lovers in attendance for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding. According to an article on, a source leaked the  guest list, and it was confirmed by three palace sources. Middleton invited Rupert Finch, her ex from St. Andrews University, and her high school crush Willem Marx. Prince William, on the other hand, invited Arabella Musgrave, from his university days, Rose Farquhar, his first girlfriend, Jecca Craig, who was rumored to be his first love, and Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Galthorpe.  What were they thinking?

Are there complications that arise when you invite your ex to your wedding?

Cupid’s Advice:

It can be difficult to decide whether to invite your former lovers to your wedding.  After all, you may still be friends with some of them.  Cupid’s got some things to consider:

1. ‘Graduation Goggles’: There is a possibility that you will see your ex at your wedding and remember the “good ol’ days” of when you were good as a couple.  If there’s any chance of that happening, don’t invite him or her.  You want to be focused on the person you’re marrying on your wedding day.

2. ‘I, Ross, take you, Rachael’: Although it’s unlikely that you’ll say the wrong name during your vows like Ross did on Friends, your ex may see you and realize what he or she is missing.  The last thing you need is drama at your wedding!

3. ‘Battle of the Exes’: Similar to the old Cheers episode, your future spouse may become jealous if you feel the pull to invite your ex to your wedding.  Either convince him that there are no leftover feelings and you only harbor platonic feelings toward your ex, or don’t invite him.

Would you invite your ex to your big day?  Leave a comment below.