Most amusing response to a save the date or invite?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Member
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We just sent an STD out to my mom (who has been planning this wedding with me for 6+ months, and the date has been set since June).  She called to warn me that my wedding is on the same day as “Derby Days,” our town’s summer carnival, so I should be prepared for some frustration/declines.

This is ridiculous, since 90% of our guest list is out of town and does not give a crap about a small town carnival.

Our local guests are all her friends, age 50+ empty nesters.  It’s not exclusively a kiddie event or anything, but I really don’t imagine they’ll spend ALL WEEKEND at the town carnival.  

I was just like “uhhh okay, hope that’s not a problem.”  

Post # 4
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My DH’s grandpa and step grandma declined because we were getting married “In the City” (we got married up a huge mountain canyon!) and that they didn’t feel comfortable driving there (all their family was going, they could have grabbed a ride!) 

And a month later they drove up here to go to the airport!!! My poor DH hasn’t forgiven them… and I haven’t either. 

Post # 5
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We sent our STDs out about nine months early as we were having a Friday wedding. My DH’s grandma immediately called to comment about the difficulties of attending a Friday wedding…she is retired.

Post # 8
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My FHs cousin RSVPed no, and put that they “were doing something that day” in the next lame town over.. Their daughter is in the wedding! They will be there, but my mom was actually nervous because she doesn’t know them well. She was like, “what does that mean?” Poor mom, so confused!

Post # 9
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1887 posts
Buzzing bee

@jdhall89:  Between that story and your mom’s comment calling your photo a bedroom scene, she sounds pretty hilarious. 🙂

 

Post # 10
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2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

One of FI’s cousin commented that it was on her birthday and sounds like she’ll have the best party ever at our wedding! LOL. She’s in no way trying to steal the spotlight or anytning but just commented about it being her birthday. We’ve actually thought about putting a birthday candle or someting on her place setting. 

From the men we’ve gotten a lot of comments about “good timing” since it’s not during football season or too into baseball season. The football was more important, I can imagine the responses we would have gotten if we planned it for a Badger/Packers football weekend. 

Post # 11
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@FLBlonde93:  Yeah, she’s sort of lovably herself!

Post # 13
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190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We had lots of confusion over our save the dates. One friend of mine called after he got his invitation and said “but you invited me months ago! The second invitation is more fancy…but I don’t get why I have two of them.” 

Post # 15
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174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We informed my mum of our engagement via a framed save the date photo. We handed her the ‘present’.  She didn’t get it and just thought ‘nice portrait’.  It was in black and white and it had a bright pink stripe with ‘save the date (date)’!.  I told her to look at it carefully, and she still didn’t get it, then I had to point out the pink stripe and read it to her, and she STILL didn’t get it… “Save the date for what?”.

 

 

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