(Closed) Forgot to invite someone!! Family Drama

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just tell them it was a mistake and that of COURSE he is invited. If they are still obnoxious about it then they are drama queens.

Post # 4
Member
2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Just call them, be apologetic and be honest. They’ll appreciate your sincerity, I think.

Post # 5
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340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would call and be honest. If you feel more comfortable you can say that you didn’t double check the invites before they went out and you asked someone else to address them. If they are reasonable people they will understand that this was an honest oversight. I wouldn’t worry.

Post # 6
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235 posts
Helper bee

All you can do is call them and be sincere and tell them you want them all to be there. They will either believe you or they won’t.. 🙁

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I say lie and tell them you had a bridesmaid helping you address the envelopes.  Tell them that of course he was invited, and it was a total mistake, you are so sorry etc. Hopefully they will understand and get over it.

Post # 8
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1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree, call and let them know it was an oversight, and you are very sorry.

Honestly, they probably should have just called and asked if he was able to come, instead of gossiping about it to others.  But what’s done is done.

I think it’s something I’d try to smooth over and forget about.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

Call and apologize and say he was invited the whole time, but it was an oversight when the envelopes were addressed.

Post # 11
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2682 posts
Sugar bee

I also think you should call them and apologize and let them know it was a clear oversight. Tell them you obviously want him there and never intended for him not to be invited.

Post # 12
Member
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I did almost the same thing… forgot to invite my FI’s aunt!  Her husband and her son have the same name, and the son takes care of their house while they’re in Florida, so was all confuzled and only sent one to the son. felt so dumb!  Caught it last weekend (five weeks out) so sent an invite with a handwritten note of apology, explaining what happened and saying we hoped they could still come celebrate with us.  Haven’t heard back yet, but hope they’ll forgive me.   I don’t think they were going to come anyway – they live far away.  But I figured handwritten groveling would go a long way to smooth things over.

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