cannonman1863: The third was a Civil War themed wedding.
MadSkillz: Still that's not worse than when people discuss their get together / party plans while you're at the table with them and they don't invite you./hate that shiat.
006deluxe: I hated going home to visit my best friends/bandmates before my wedding. Every time we'd go out to the bar, we'd end up seeing people from high school that I had no intention of inviting to the wedding (we were keeping it small), yet the friends that WERE invited always had to bring up crap about the wedding. Supremely awkward.
KatjaMouse: I'm currently planning a wedding. Both sides of the family want us to invite people that we don't even really know that well. Like my mom, who's been retired for 3 years and moved out of state, wants to invite several of her old co-workers (and their spouses) to my wedding because their daughters all invited her to theirs (which I find rather suspect). On Future Mr Mouse's side his parents have recently become good friends with their daughter's in-laws and want us to invite them to the wedding. We've only met those people once and it was at... well... her wedding 3 years ago.At least my parents are buying the food. I don't see why we need to invite his sister's in-laws though. But that's just me I guess.../css
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?"
Aquapope: Best wedding I ever went to I officiated, it was at a bar. I gave a brief account of how the bride and groom met, chuckle chuckle, do take her? do you take him? everybody agrees... 6 minutes tops. The bar owner was a friend of all involved and gave everybody (about 50 people) drinks. Then we spent the next 8 hours getting shiattyfaced. Why can't they all be like that?
Resident Muslim: Genevieve Marie: 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.Friends/relatives of the husband I'm guessing?/not snark, just picking up keywords in your post
megalynn44: Here's how I told people they weren't invited: I didn't send them an invitation with the details on where to go and when.Srsly though, I don't have the problem of too many friends. The only people expecting an invite who didn't get one were the massive branches of extended family. We only had so much room at the venue, so if you we're not a direct descendant of a grandparent, you didn't get an invite. Seemed reasonable to me.
Phins: 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.
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