Most awkward engagement party invitation?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Is it awkward?
    Yes : (25 votes)
    58 %
    No, give the poor guy a break! : (18 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t normally go anywhere on such short notice. Oh and – this girl is a brat. So, probably not.

    Post # 4
    6455 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    DH and I are pretty spur of the moment so I would probably go if we didn’t have plans. I would go to support the guy if you are good friends with him.

    Post # 5
    2527 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    is he kidding about the virginity thing?? why would anyone put that in an invitation for a party? awkward! i wouldn’t go because she’s a brat and it’s super short notice. 

    Post # 6
    1719 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I wonder if this is really a surprise or if she is making him surprise her lol.  If I wasn’t busy, I’d probably go, because the poor guy could use the support.  Yes it is a bit awkward (esp the virginity part lol), but if you consider them friends, go and have a drink.  If she acts bratty again, leave and you will know what to do with the friendship.

    Post # 7
    1929 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    The thing I find awkward is the virginity part… Otherwise, it’s not too bad.  I’d go, but I’m a last minute plans sort of person!

    Post # 8
    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @MrsEdamame:  I’d decline based on improper grammar alone. Oh, and that girl seems like a super brat, like @futuremrsk18 said. Plus, I don’t drink or like going to bars, so that’s a triple no lol. 

    Post # 9
    7052 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @MrsEdamame:  What the heck has groom’s virginity got to do with it?? (EDIT: I see, maybe a joke, but still creepy in my book).

    But the rest of it is fine and yeah, I’d attend. He wants to cheer her up with a party, what’s wrong with that?

    Post # 10
    4404 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’d go if I were free. He sounds nice, at least…

    Post # 11
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    It’s awkward, and she sounds like she needs an attitude adjustment. However, I admit that if FI and I got this and were inclined to hit bars, we would go. We enjoy hanging out with friends for spur of the moment things, but I know not everyone is the same.

    Post # 12
    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Am I reading this right? Is this a non-engagement party??

    Post # 13
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t think it is that awkward. My guess is the virginity part is sarcasm… lost in print.  Weird. (oh, wait, that was sarcasm).  They should totally have a sarcasm print.  Anyway, this would be the epitomy of any of my FH’s invites…. So, we would probably go if we didn’t have something going on.   And you never know, maybe the girl was being crabby at the engagement party because of something else.. This is about that type of thing.  There seems to be more of a back story than just this.

    Post # 16
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Lol, that is a classic !!

    Back story aside… (Waiting Bride meltdown… hey it happens).  The rest of it sounds too FaceBook / HS Bitchy Drama stuff for me.

    As an Etiquette Snob… lol

    I found the rest of it weird.

    First off the Groom is clearly throwing a pity party for his Bride (if he was my Groom I’d be annoyed with him in that aspect of the wording)

    Second, it isn’t cool as per “traditonal etiquette” wise to throw your own EParty… but I’d forgive that if the Groom had made the Invite more light & fun (modern etiquette and lots of folks including yours truly invited friends out to drinks to celebrate in lieu of a “traditional” EParty

    Something along the lines of… and I would have been more apt to say YES we’ll be there

    “Well we finally did it… come out and celebrate with us with a few drinks (I’d expect him to pay for said alcohol / bubbly) and it’s a surprise for my beloved Bride-2B”

    But the whole bit about the Groom’s Virginity is weird, creepy, over-sharing and inappropriate

    I mean seriously… talk about one’s sex life in real life with people you know is just a big no-no

    So on those grounds… Hubby2B is an embarrassment to the poor girl

    I wouldn’t be going to this event, and try to spare her some face in an awkward situation, which includes a bunch of people screaming SURPRISE


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