No show – Was excuse baloney?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you believe this woman's explanation for her family being a no-show?
    I would tend to believe her. : (51 votes)
    43 %
    I would not know what to think. : (25 votes)
    21 %
    I would suspect she is lying. : (31 votes)
    26 %
    Obviously, it is a bunch of baloney. : (11 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Anonymous1063:  It is possible that she was the only one to get food poisoning. It could have been a buffet, or a bbq. Even if they were all served the same meal, her peice of chicken might have been the only one that was undercooked. It happens. It is definitely possible.

    It sucks that she and her family weren’t able to attend your wedding especially after they invited their children, which is definitely rude. All you can do is believe her though, and move on. If this person and her family is close to you, it is probably not worth even thinking about it. If this is a pattern of behaviour though – RSVPs yes, doesn’t show – then just be more cautious about what you invite them to in the future. We all have people like that in our lives, unfortunately. 

    Post # 4
    1304 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Why are you even devoting energy to this?  It’s not worth it.

    Post # 5
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Anonymous1063:  If it didnt bother you at the wedding, then why is it bothering you now? Whether her story is true or not, it doesnt change anything. Just let it go.

    Post # 6
    16 posts
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I have gotten good poisoning a hand full of times where my FI ate the same thing and he was fine… I also had one of the times because I was throwing up so much and dehydrated that I passed out from getting up too fast soooo yup I believe her… 

    Post # 7
    5883 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Try and let it go as the not knowing will eat you up. It can’t be changed now, tho I know how aggravating it can be, especially when it doesn’t sound right.

    Post # 8
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Anonymous1063:  I’d believe her. Anyway the day came and went. Let it go.

    Post # 9
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Everyone reacts to things differently. My husband and I eat the same thing all the time and he is the obe left with a belly ache or heartburn.


    Post # 10
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Anonymous1063:  was your wedding really last july and you are still dwelling on this?  it didn’t bother you on the day of, why now?

    yes, i can understand how frustrating no shows are, especially when they added their whole family but it happens.  it really sucks but it’s reality.

    fyi, yes, what she claims could have happened.  i’ve had food poisoning and i’ve passed out a couple of times due to it.  not fun.

    Post # 11
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My best friend and I had a disagreement before her wedding (I was a bridesmaid). The day before I had lunch with a couple of friends and I got severe food poisoning the night before my best friend’s wedding. I spent the entire night throwing up. It was horrible. I sucked it up and went to her wedding because I was a bridesmaid and that would be REALLY bad if I didn’t go. During the reception I took a sip of something to drink and had to go to the bathroom to throw up. Needless to say I left the reception early. Things were kind of strained between us because of our disagreement so I could understand why to someone from the outside would think that my story was bull$%*# but it is what happened and it really sucked (especially since I had to fly in for her wedding). Anyways, this is my long-winded way of saying that yeah…she might be lying, but there’s always a chance that the person is telling the truth (like me) and it would’ve really sucked if my friend chose not to believe me just because it sounds incredulous!


    Post # 12
    7290 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @Anonymous1063:  Forget passing out, I have had food poisioning twice so severe I have been hospitalised. So I find her story highly plausable.

    Post # 13
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Baloney. Case dismissed. 

    Well, I mean I know there’s no point since it already happened, though I think I’d be wondering as well. But sounds like baloney since she provided too many details but I could be over analyzing. 

    Post # 14
    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    you can’t really tell if she’s lying or not. however she really should have notified someone that her whole family of 6 wasn’t going to show up. 

    let’s be real- we have all “played sick” to get out of work or something we don’t want to attend or can’t make it to. not saying it’s right, especially in this situation… but you will never know if it’s the truth or a lie. 

    Post # 15
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t see why it matters? It won’t change a thing. Let it go.

    Post # 16
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @ElbieKay:  Your comment isn’t helpful.

    If you don’t have anything helpful to write why bother commenting at all?

    Leave a comment

    Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

    Find Amazing Vendors