“Is it ever OK to attend a wedding ceremony if you’re not invited?
My daughter is a bridesmaid in the wedding of her best friend — both are now independent and live in distant places but the wedding will be in their hometown in the local church.
I have known this girl forever and we have always had a lovely “friend’s mom” relationship. The wedding celebration will be small and I’m not in the least put out by not being included on the guest list. I’m friendly with her parents (invited to graduations, discussed various issues, etc.) but we’re not friends in a social way.
However, I would love to go to the wedding itself. Is there any acceptable way to do this, or ask to do this? –Wedding Crasher”