- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
I have had it with wedding planning in general and invitations/responses in particular!
First, invitations went out late because my mother refused to let anyone order them but her.
Second, she used the address list from my sister’s wedding from 3 years ago and had the audacity to be surprised when invitations came back because people have moved!
Third, a LOT of people didn’t even get their invites yet! Including one of my bridesmaids whose address we KNOW is correct since she got her shower invite without a problem! So many people don’t even know that they were invited!
Finally? My mother refused to invite one of my friends. This guy and I got off to a really bad start in high school, but in college we realized that he was just being an immature jerk and we both got over it. My mother hasn’t and REFUSED to send him and his wife an invitation. This is coming AFTER I have talked to him about the wedding and called specifically to get his address for the invite. How the ::bleep:: am I going to tell him that he isn’t invited because my mother hates him!?
I fully understand that because my parents are paying they have a great deal to say about the guest list. HOWEVER, if they can invite friends of friends and people I have never met in my life, why can’t they put aside their differences and let me invite my friends?! Oh, and it most certainly is NOT a space issue. We budgeted/planned for about 350 and right now only about 200 are coming.
I am just done. I want this entire thing to be over. The only good thing that will come out of this debacle is that I will be Mrs. PenguinGuy when it is over. Gah!