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2013-02-07 11:10:48 PM
The really good ones say, "You're not invited, but if you wish to send a gift..."
 
2013-02-07 11:49:18 PM
What ever happened to saying "we can't afford a big fancy reception, so let's all meet up at some restaurant/bar and party?"
 
2013-02-08 12:11:46 AM
White People Problems.

And in other news:

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Anne Hathaway got married to Ryan Gosling?
 
2013-02-08 12:18:10 AM
Nobody wants to go to your wedding anyways. Boats and ho's - rent em.
 
2013-02-08 12:18:53 AM
A thing for idiots, yeah.
 
2013-02-08 12:20:08 AM

WordyGrrl: What ever happened to saying "we can't afford a big fancy reception, so let's all meet up at some restaurant/bar and party?"


Yeah, came here to post "Have a ceremony that's within your means and you can invite everyone whom it's appropriate to invite.".
 
2013-02-08 12:20:35 AM
I would be happy as hell to receive these. People invite me all the time and I have to find a way out without pissing them off. But when they divorce I start seeing them again and say "I told you so"
 
2013-02-08 12:24:09 AM
OK here's the deal. You throw a party - food, liquor, maybe even entertainment. In return I'll bring a gift, even a gift you've yourself chosen. That's the deal.
 
2013-02-08 12:24:28 AM
I can't imagine being angry not to be invited to someone's wedding, especially if it's not in the city where I live. We spent a lot of money we couldn't really spare to go to a destination wedding last year- and I would have really preferred to save the money and stay home.
 
2013-02-08 12:26:06 AM
It is things like this, coupled with my first wedding experience, that makes me glad Ms Buzzcut v 2.0 wanted a simple affair announced at the last minute to a very few select people.

By few, I mean a couple to sign the witness lines on the certificate.
 
2013-02-08 12:27:10 AM

Isildur: WordyGrrl: What ever happened to saying "we can't afford a big fancy reception, so let's all meet up at some restaurant/bar and party?"

Yeah, came here to post "Have a ceremony that's within your means and you can invite everyone whom it's appropriate to invite.".


Didn't people always used to tell friends and acquaintances they were getting married and only inviting family "and close friends"? The proper response was not to be insulted when that wasn't you.....or is that the new problem? Everyone now assumes that since Joanne has 793 friends on Facebook, when she announces her engagement, THEY are automatically one of her "close friends" and when they don't get an invite, they become mortally insulted?

Chalk up another issue on the "unintended consequences of social media" toteboard, I guess.
 
2013-02-08 12:27:20 AM
Weddings and funerals - I've got better things to do.
 
2013-02-08 12:28:07 AM
You could do it the seinfeld way and get people their invitations the week before the ceremony.  It's an unvitation!
 
2013-02-08 12:33:49 AM
Yay! My disdain for a large segment of the human race is justified once again.
 
2013-02-08 12:33:58 AM
I was invited a wedding once, back in college.  I farked the bride during the reception and bragged about it.  Nobody ever bothered me with that shiat again.
 
2013-02-08 12:34:04 AM
I wish every wedding invite I ever got and ever will get was a not-invite.
 
2013-02-08 12:34:06 AM
Dear Abby:
I didn't get invited to thousands of weddings last weekend, but I also didn't get not-invited to the same thousand weddings.  How should I feel?  I did go to twenty of them and swiped some good loot and a few bottles of booze, though.
 
2013-02-08 12:35:06 AM
I don't mind going to friend's weddings, but if one said "We don't want an expensive wedding with a lot of guests," I would be fine with sitting it out. It's not my wedding, after all, so why would I stress out about it?
 
2013-02-08 12:35:54 AM
This is why we stuck with almost all family and a few very close friends.  After that the invitation list blows up.  That said, we didn't send "not invited" things.  If anyone asked we just said it was family only.
 
2013-02-08 12:36:06 AM
www.bundyology.com
 
2013-02-08 12:36:46 AM
How is it even possible, with multiple 24/7 news channels screaming "YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE" every 10 seconds, with a global information computer network seemingly dedicated to finding and discovering things in our life that are wrong, with 7 billion and counting obsessing over everything from global warming to school shootings to missing honeybees....with all this, we are STILL making up fake problems for ourselves.

It's terrible of me to say, but we need a supervillain or a threat of an asteroid strike or a lava men uprising or something. Just to globally pull back the reigns a bit on stupid shiat.
 
2013-02-08 12:37:13 AM
This is probably sent by brides who want the full princess treatment and this is a kind way to say 'you don't fit into my definition of princesshood...so kindly go fark off'
 
2013-02-08 12:38:25 AM
It's one of the times being a schizoid homebound misanthrope really comes in handy. The number of people I know well enough to invite to a wedding is probably under 20.

Of course, being a schizoid homebound misanthrope makes me about as likely to find and land a husband as the Vikings are to win the Super Bowl, so the whole "who to invite to my wedding" issue has become largely moot.
 
2013-02-08 12:39:42 AM
All I know is that CafeMom and eyeball-rolling go hand in hand for me.
 
2013-02-08 12:40:21 AM
As a sufferer of pretty bad social anxiety, I'm alright with this.
Wedding invitations are the worst because you have so long to stew over it.
 
2013-02-08 12:41:04 AM
So 12yo girls are wedding planners now?
 
2013-02-08 12:41:28 AM

BarkingUnicorn: I was invited a wedding once, back in college.  I farked the bride during the reception and bragged about it.  Nobody ever bothered me with that shiat again.


One day I'm gon' marry a porn star
We'll have a big ass crib and a long yard
We'll have a mansion and some fly maids
Nothin' to hide, we both screwed the bridesmaid
 
2013-02-08 12:41:29 AM
We just threw a BBQ for people who weren't invited to our small wedding.  Helluva lot cheaper and they still were compelled to buy us a gift
 
2013-02-08 12:42:53 AM

Watubi: We just threw a BBQ for people who weren't invited to our small wedding.  Helluva lot cheaper and they still were compelled to buy us a gift


Hell, that was our reception.
 
2013-02-08 12:43:30 AM
I don't give a fark if I'm invited to most people's weddings, and I have the common sense to know that not receiving an invitation means I'm not invited, but I would show up out of spite if someone explicitly informed me that I was not invited.
 
2013-02-08 12:43:53 AM

jehovahs witness protection: ...but when they divorce I start seeing them again and say "I told you so"


So, you're exactly the same in real life. Noted.
 
2013-02-08 12:45:35 AM

jayhawk88: It's terrible of me to say, but we need a supervillain or a threat of an asteroid strike or a lava men uprising or something. Just to globally pull back the reigns a bit on stupid shiat.


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/I know
//I know
///keep the monsters in their thread
 
2013-02-08 12:47:47 AM
I am a-okay with not going to some idiotic wedding.
 
2013-02-08 12:49:59 AM
CSB:
My fiancé got an invite to the wedding of a guy she went to grad school with. Apparently he had a huge thing for her to the point that he wrote her a bunch of shiatty love poems. He sent me the non-vite but included the info for his Amazon registry. My fiance politely declined. I sent his bride something similar to this:
www.trophystore.co.uk
 
2013-02-08 12:50:37 AM
"social media serving as wedding announcements on steroids"

How 'bout you don't post time, date, and location on Facebook if you don't want a bunch of your "friends" to show up for the wedding?
 
2013-02-08 12:51:18 AM
The financial consequences associated with a failed marriage don't warrant the risk.

You don't need to be married to have a physical relationship anymore.

You don't need to be married to have a kid anymore either.

Save your cash and quit falling for this achaic trap.
 
2013-02-08 12:53:32 AM

WordyGrrl: What ever happened to saying "we can't afford a big fancy reception, so let's all meet up at some restaurant/bar and party?"


Two of my friends did similar, but she spread it out as a few weeks before the wedding a party with his friends and a party with her friends, and after the wedding a party for the family/friends of anyone who wanted to join them.  It was actually more fun than most wedding, and they even let us know to not get them a gift, but just have fun and tip your servers well.  The wedding itself was immediate family and a few like-family friends, and I heard it was great but I really didn't mind missing it.

They're both bartenders who are in college, there was no way they could afford a traditional wedding with as many friends as they have.  I'm surprised more couples don't do similar.
 
2013-02-08 12:54:56 AM
This is breathtakingly rude. People know they're not invited when they don't get an invitation. And it's equally rude to ask if you're invited. But I wonder if some people are getting questions from people asking about their invitations or assuming they're invited and don't have the guts to tell them personally that they're not on the list.

There's a problem that crops up frequently. The couple sends an invitation addressed to two people. The reply card comes back with 4 people attending. It's usually people who can't comprehend that their children aren't invited (and often refuse to attend unless the kids are invited).

When I was wedding planning and going on planning message boards, I found that a lot of people are doing things backward. They pick a reception venue, then they realize they can't invite many people either because the place is too small or it's too expensive.

I have professional event planning and experience and people have asked me for wedding planning advice. Then they tell me I'm wrong or they ignore what I tell them. It's why I won't do wedding planning. It's impossible to get some people to understand budgeting. I tell them it needs to be their first step: determine the total amount of money you have to spend. And they something like "I can't do that until I know how much things cost." Or "well, how much will it cost?" It can cost any amount you like. "No, how much does a regular wedding cost?" And then I strangle her.
 
2013-02-08 12:55:42 AM
If you don't want someone at your wedding, don't tell them you're getting married.  Unless they are so unhinged that they would stalk you, find out about the wedding, and crash it with a flamethrower.  If that is the case, you need a police restraining order, not an un-invitation.
 
2013-02-08 12:56:52 AM

Phins: People know they're not invited when they don't get an invitation.


This is an incorrect assumption far too many times these days.
 
2013-02-08 12:57:27 AM

BarkingUnicorn: I was invited a wedding once, back in college.  I farked the bride during the reception and bragged about it.  Nobody ever bothered me with that shiat again.


You were invited to a wedding once, and never again, huh? You sound really popular.
 
2013-02-08 12:57:30 AM
My friends showed up at the parking lot of the reception with a beer keg in the back of a pickup.
I went out and had a good time with them while all the guests (who jumped the food line while the pictures were being taken so that there was nothing left for the bride and groom) were drinking campaign.
 
2013-02-08 12:59:42 AM
I think this non-invite thing arose because of pushy people who called saying, "I'm sure my invitation was lost in the mail.  When and where is it?"  Rather than deal with those unpleasantries reactively, people are taking preemptive action.  It's about control - many brides want total control.
 
2013-02-08 01:00:10 AM

Abox: I wish every wedding invite I ever got and ever will get was a not-invite.


But it is free food, free booze and free access to the girl/boy of your fancy that can't handle their booze, plus you get to dance to all those tunes you secretly sing to when nobody else is looking......all without consequence. All you have to do to gain entry is buy a toaster or some other piece of shiat the happy couple will pawn off in their divorce years ( if it makes the cut and isn't re-gifted). I say invite me to all the weddings you want, as long as there is an open bar.
 
2013-02-08 01:05:28 AM

wademh: drinking campaign


That's your problem right there.
 
2013-02-08 01:05:44 AM

NobleHam: I don't give a fark if I'm invited to most people's weddings, and I have the common sense to know that not receiving an invitation means I'm not invited, but I would show up out of spite if someone explicitly informed me that I was not invited.


Hell, I'd show up with fellow non-invitees in tow.

I got a non-invite last year -- from the sister of the bride, no less. I wasn't particularly close to the bride (she was a former co-worker whom I hadn't heard from in a few years), so I wasn't expecting an invite anyways, and until a mutual friend e-mailed me about the wedding, wasn't even aware she was marrying. And yet, her sister calls me to tell me I'm not invited, "... but if you want to participate in the wedding, you can still send a gift." fark that. The "non-invites" are just cash and swag grabs aimed at folks who as non-invitees are under no obligation to send a gift.
 
2013-02-08 01:09:19 AM

la_cyberchicana: The "non-invites" are just cash and swag grabs aimed at folks who as non-invitees are under no obligation to send a gift.


Invitees are also under no obligation to send a gift.  I hate that people think that they should invite people for that reason.  The whole "cover your plate" thing is BS.  You invite people because you want them to be there, not to get a set of flatware.
 
2013-02-08 01:09:35 AM

Mark Ratner: BarkingUnicorn: I was invited a wedding once, back in college.  I farked the bride during the reception and bragged about it.  Nobody ever bothered me with that shiat again.

You were invited to a wedding once, and never again, huh? You sound really popular.


I am.  Just not with people who get married.
 
2013-02-08 01:13:14 AM
too many people between 24 - 27 suffer loss of weekends and spending loot due to dooshbag friends/relatives getting married. one of my nephews went to a 1/2 dozen weddings last year; most required travel, it kept him farking broke.

i especially enjoy office coonts who suddenly buddy up to the bride-to-be so they'll be invited. what pieces of shiat. they are almost as pathetic as office girls who invite the upper management dooshbags who could care less, trying to make an impression on them.

people suck. stay single & stay happy.
 
2013-02-08 01:15:39 AM

HotWingAgenda: If you don't want someone at your wedding, don't tell them you're getting married.


And how exactly are you supposed to do that?  Make the friends you do want to invite sign a contract saying they won't mention it to the friends who aren't invited?  Block your Facebook status update to certain friends?  Negotiate with the newspaper to "accidentally" not deliver the day's paper to certain friends?  Get the registry websites to block certain IP addresses of the friends you don't want to invite?
 
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