Post # 1
So I just sent out our invites this week and was excited and nervous at the same time. I knew something was going to go wrong and today it just blew up. I did all 130 of my invitations all by myself and on the rsvp card, I did have a line saying that we’ve reserved __ seats in your honor since we’re worried about our guest count.
So my Future Sister-In-Law is a bridesmaid and b/c of that and b/c she’s family, she automatically gets a plus one. However, I apparently made an honest mistake and only wrote 1 on her card. Instead of being rational and asking her brother or mom if this was a mistake, she flips out about it and screams that she wants nothing to do with our wedding anymore. Keep in mind, she’s 28. Too old in my books to be throwing tantrums. I sent an e-mail explaining my mistake. Fiance called her to try to smooth it over. However, now she’s DEMANDING that we send her entirely new invitation with the change. Really? You can’t just write it in? This just seems like a huge waste of time and money to me. The frustrating thing that instead of someone stepping up and telling her that she’s overreacting, everyone placates to her.
Sorry, I know in the grand scheme of things, this isn’t a big deal but I just needed to vent a bit.
Post # 3
@MUI831: Sorry that this happened to you but yes she sounds like she is being a Brat over human error. I would say to save yourself further grief, just send her a new RSVP card and not a full invitation… She is in the wedding and knows all the details and does not need 2.
Post # 4
UGH….are you kidding me!!! Your Fiance needs to tell her she is not getting a new invitation…period. AND…she’s one of your bridesmaids!!? Im sorry, people suck sometimes!!
Post # 5
I wouldn’t send her a new invitation, but that’s just me. Telling her was nice enough. I’m a huge fan (and i think I’ve said this like 8990984938 times) of FI’s handling their families so that their SO doesn’t have to be the bad guy. It’s on your FH to deal with his sister and let her know that she’s overracting. I wouldn’t step in to do it myself.
Post # 6
Wow. That is way out of line on her part!
Post # 8
you made an honest mistake and her reaction was rude but i still would send her a correct invitation
ask yourself if she wasnt Future Sister-In-Law and was a average joe invited guest would you correct your error and resend? i would in this situation
Post # 9
New invitation… um NO. She is a close first degree relative, she can change the 1 to a 2 herself if she wants. lol. but she doesn’t need a brand new invitation. She needs to get over herself.
Post # 10
@MUI831: I live right outside the chicago…. if you need me to make a trip to “take care” of you Future Sister-In-Law i can do that lol!!
i cant believe this 28 year old just threw a tantrum over something so simple. i would def NOT send her a new invite. find another family memeber that fits her dress and enjoy your day!
Post # 11
No way would she (or anybody else for that matter) get a new invitation if you had the courtesy to call and explain that it was an honest mistake and that they do indeed get a +1!