Post # 1
I don’t know if you remember a post I made a few months earlier about not wanting to go to a “friend’s” wedding. Well the wedding happened yesterday and a friend went with her FI. She said that at the end of the ceremony just when the bride was getting into the car to leave, she started telling her how great she looked. Right then and there, the bride told her that her FI could not go to reception, they only had space for one even though that was not previously stipulated. My friend said she just turned around, grabbed her FI and left. She was sooo upset that as soon as she got a chance, she called me to tell me. I tried to calm her down to no avail.
Boy I know the bride and groom were cold but doing something like that is just…I dnt even know the word to use to describe what they did. I’m glad I didn’t go.
Post # 2
MrsToBeeMgn: Did the invitation say that this girl’s FI invited? And did she RSVP for 2? I’m having trouble understanding why this wasn’t dealt with before the wedding.
Post # 3
aussiemum1248: Yes, the bride even further stated that both were invited via phone. They worked together up until abot a month ago so if there were any changes she could’ve said it or even called
Post # 4
MrsToBeeMgn: Wow, I have no words…
Post # 5
Wooooooooow. Talk about terrible etiquette.
Post # 6
Wow. Classy. I would have said, ‘Well, I guess there’s no room for our gift to you either’.
Post # 7
That is crazy, and I would have done the exact same thing as the guest. Yikes.
Post # 8
Yeesh, that’s pretty awful.
Post # 9
Geeze I hope the friend not only grabbed her FI but her gift. How on earth during your day do you remember to say that to someone? Holy cow.
Post # 10
Unless there’s more to the story, this makes no sense. I would have left, too. What, did they have extra guests show up last minute and the bride decided the FI is the one who had to go to make room? I guess that friendship is over.
Post # 11
Well that was rude.
Unless there are very specific and strict restrictions by the venue (which I know happens a lot), I don’t know why brides get so uptight about an extra guest here or there. Our venue could hold a few more than we had RSVP and we knew some people from my husband’s extended family might show up unannounced, so we purposely had an extra few seats and meals available. We made sure that we could fit that into our budget just in case. Glad we did becauase it happened. I wasn’t mad – I was glad they made it! What fun it was to dance with a cousin I hadn’t met before that day!
It would be different if I absolutely couldn’t fit them in. If I knew space or whatever was going to be an issue I’d probably have clarified expectations with everyone before the wedding (‘”are you coming or not, because I’m afraid for fire safety reasons the venue won’t let you in if we’re over 99 people” or “I wish he could come but the venue absolutely will not allow more than 99 people and I’d hate for you to be turned away.”)
If this was just about the bride deciding she didn’t like the friend or her fiance, the wedding was a bad time to deal with it.
Post # 12
It seems like there is something missing from your post. If that’s really how it happened, the bride sounds super rude.
But, being that the bride told her they were invited over the phone [not via rsvp], it makes me wonder if the bride thought she was talking to someone else.
Post # 14
Update: She spoke to the bride explaining that she did not appreciate what she did. The bride apologized and told her all sorts of stories and how sorry she was. I told her I don’t believe the bride was telling the truth but that I was happy they made up. So they are good now.
Post # 15
MrsToBeeMgn: What kind of stories? Not that there could be any justification. Your friend is very forgiving.