(Closed) Check out this email I got from my college friend:

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I don’t think she meant anything negative by what she said.  Maybe she was just curious who else might be there.  She’s probably bummed she is going to miss it.  Isn’t it just conversational asking who else might be there? 

Post # 4
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t know if it is that rude or not.  It might be a little blunt but it doesn’t sounds to me like she is trying to be mean.  Sometimes emails come across and mean because we can’t hear the person’s tone of voice.  I don’t know why she asked who else was invited from your college though.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think you are reading way too much into her message.  Sounds to me like she just didn’t know when you were getting married and already has a holiday to Hawaii planned.  You said yourself that you really haven’t kept in touch, so how would she know about the wedding? And she’s probably asking about fellow college friends just because…or wants to know who she may miss out on seeing at your wedding.  Her message is perfectly harmless to me.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

There is nothing wrong with the email in my opinion; however, it does seem like it is unfinished. She just stated that she has already scheduled a vacation during that time, and has implied that had she known, she might not have scheduled the Hawaii vacation. And as for asking if anyone else from your college is invited; she is probably just curious and wanted to know if anyone she knows will be there.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I always have a hard time reading text and trying to decipher tone, or sarcasm, or whatever.

I feel like her response could be taken two ways: 1) “Oh bummer, that stinks that our vacation fell around the same time as your wedding. If I had known the date, I would have tried to schedule aroud it! & Who else is coming from college? It’s a shame we won’t all get together to have fun on your day” OR 2) “Well, it would have been nice to get an STD, because then I would have known to schedule around it, but that didn’t happen. Who did you invite from college? Were they top choice invitees, unlike me?”

I’m assuming she meant to be taken more along the lines of 1. I wouldn’t take it personally, she might not have meant to be snarky!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I don’t think that she was trying to hint that she was upset! I think she was just saying she didn’t know the date so they scheduled a vacation! 🙂

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with noritake.  Seems unfinished.  However I can see what you mean also.  I try not to read into things because otherwise I’ll end up mad.  Not worth it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I’m with noritake.  I suspect she wanted to know if other college friends were going to be there . . . if lots of them were, she’d probably want to be there more.  I think she was just curious and probably would have considered a different time for her vacation had she known when your wedding is.

My college roommate (who got a STD last fall) just told me this week (after receiving my invitation and only after I commented on the photos her husband sent of her baby) that she won’t be there.

I wouldn’t take it personally.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it was innocent enough. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

I think she is just getting a conversation going to catch up with you on what is going on since she is not gonna be able to make it to the wedding. That’s my take on it, seemed like perfectly natural flow of conversation between friends.

Post # 14
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435 posts
Helper bee

She did say she would love to come to the wedding. 

Post # 15
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Has she never talked to you since you got engaged?  Maybe she thought that since she congratulated you for getting engaged that it’s sort of the same as congratulating you now for getting married.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think she meant anything by it at all. Perhaps she just hit send too fast?

I have been known to do that myself.

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