Post # 1
I was just thinking of this and how funny people are. My fiance and I play on a shuffleboard team. One of the ladies on another team is very nice and I think she has a little thing for FI. She is one of those very loud and vocal people. Now we invited this one lady who we’ve known for years because FI has kept in touch with her. That is how he gets all his juicy gossip about shuffleboard. Haha Anyway, she is a good friend to us and has been for years. Of course, my oldest friend who plays on another team is invited, she is in the bridal party! Her husband is invited purely out of obligation on our part. This lady keeps telling us we have to invite her to the wedding and if she doesn’t get an invite she will find out where it is and go anyway! Seriously? Our other friend says she will totally do it too. I just think it is funny that people who barely know you think it is just that easy to invite them to your wedding.
Another example is there is this restaurant FI and love to go to. Its a Japanese steakhouse but we know the bartenders so we like to go on Fridays bc they have a Jazz band play and we’ll sit at the bar. One night we met this couple there. Honestly, we always meet someone there. It is a very open atmosphere and the owner knows us so she gets us involved in shots and stuff like that. The girl noticed my ring and asked when we were getting married. She got all excited and said we HAD to invite them to the wedding. She gave me her phone number and everything!
Am I the only one that thinks people are crazy? LOL
Post # 3
People are nuts. Its amazing how people come out of the woodwork to come to the wedding when you rarely speak to them or havent in quite some time
Post # 4
weddings are contagious. take it as a compliment. during the planning stages of my wedding i got all types of randoms demanding to be invited. they are just so excited for you that they want to come. i had several – SEVERAL – people crash the actual affair. Who has that kind of time to spend and entire day and give a pricey gift for someone you barely know? I swear weddings are intoxicating…the dress, the speeches, the cake…
Post # 5
Shortly after I got engaged, I told my semi-distant friend and her sister about the proposal through email. My friend immediately wrote back and asked for the date so she could make sure to block it off! I was like, well.. I haven’t gotten to the guest list yet.. I just thought it was kind of presumptuous I never said how big of a wedding I was having!
Post # 6
THIS is seriously one of the reasons why we’re eloping…our coworkers expect to be invited, friends that we haven’t spoken to in years suddenly tell me on facebook that they can’t wait till our wedding and one girl has even told me she wants to invite someone…I’m convinced people just want to go to a party and eat a free meal.
Post # 7
I’ve had people I haven’t talked to in YEARS write on my facebook saying “I better get an invite”! ahh
Post # 8
Oh goodness, don’t even get me started about the people who came out of the woodwork to get invited to my wedding. I was raised in a small town and went home one christmas with my fiance and now everyone in the TOWN thinks they are invited (but than again, I think they think I would have it there…but it’s in Florida) So I am obligated now from my evil (just kidding, but totally now) mom to throw a recpetion in my home town for the people who aren’t able to travle to FL to attend my actual bash…grrness! It makes me so mad..
I have tried to keep my wedding off facebook because I think I have like four ACTUAL friends that I talk to on there…everyone is I grew up with in high school and haven’t talked to them since graduation.
Post # 9
I feel your pain! Two of my aunts and my first cousin all stated that if they cannot bring their significant others (none of which I have even met!), then they’d rather not attend the wedding! It initially bothered me that they would choose not to be at my wedding, but I quickly got over it. It’s their loss!!
Post # 10
It’s sooooo weird. Yes. Ok, the hardest experience regarding this subject is, that fiances sisters friends alllllll expect to be invited. She actually told most of them that they are invited.
In fact, we told my parents, his parents and all of our family that we want a small wedding- which to us is 150 ppl max, and she still is fighting with me <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>TO THIS DAY for her friends to be invited- like 14 people (the ladies plus their dates/husbands). I am standing firm though and I told her that I’m so sorry but we are having a small wedding – not a free for all. She could have one table, which she insists on- all to herself. Which will be 8 people total.
I could seriously go on and on about this.
How about, a wife of one of their aunts sisters husbands asked “So am I invited?” To the sister when we got engaged. I don’t even know this person. Actually … I don’t know like a third of the people we’re inviting.
Post # 11
Wow. I had no idea it was like this for everyone. We’re eloping because nobody was really interested in going to our wedding, FI’s family included! I guess we’ve got opposite reasons, redbullfanatic :-).
Post # 12
I have customers who come into work and expect to be invited because I make their morning cup of coffee. WTH? lol. So yes. They are crazy!
Post # 13
yes i seriously don’t get ppl nowadays, if your not invited, your not invited but my FMIL her friends are like im coming anyways even if there is no room and im not invited… its like really? she also had friends buy tickets from out of the country that were never invited… weird
Post # 14
I had a sorority sister who I was close with for a year or two in college (haven’t talked to her since) write on my facebook wall that wow, can’t believe I’m engaged since she was the one who had a boyfriend throughout college, and that she better be invited!
Also I am a member of a group of pug owners that get together once a month, and a bunch of us have blogs. I like them, but they’re way older (in their late 30s and 40s) and FH and I are early-mid 20s and still party and stuff. Well some of them are kind of socially awkward and think we’re all their BEST FRIENDS and flat out ASKED ME TO MY FACE if they were invited to the wedding! Worst of all I was like ummmm yes? Then we looked at our guest list and couldn’t afford it- OR fit them in the venue! I shared with them that we were over budget and worried about our venue being overfull and decided to keep it mostly family and they totally understood… but I HATED that they put me in that most awkward situation!!!! Who DOES that?!?!?!??!??!!
Post # 15
Wow, I knew there would be some bizarra stories for this topic. LOL
Something I forgot to mention is I also have a cousin who is obsessed with dating. he had a bad marriage and since his wife left him and he moved to Houston he has hounded me for single friends yada yada. He keeps telling me he is working on having a date by my wedding. I don’t care if you have a date! Who said I was asking you to bring a date? I understand if people are already dating, but dont’ purposely look for a date. My brother and one of our groomsmen were single when we first started planning and are now seeing people so I’ve pretty much added two more people to the guest list and that is fine with us. We are happy for them! What irks me is that my cousin feels like he HAS to bring a date to my wedding. I guess partly to show off since he did try to go out with my friend who is in the bridal party.
Post # 16
I worked in retail, and had a co-worker say “we should ask if we can close down the store that day so that we can ALL come to your wedding!” HA! Thats like 50 people even without their dates! UM, NO!