Post # 1
How do you handle the uninvited guest situation?
I can’t even believe that this is an issue but my daughter is sending out invites for 2 and the replys are coming back marked for 4 or 5???
WHT is wrong with people? They are asking if their son/daughters can bring a guest, if their children can come, making comments or side remarks about who was or wasn’t invited.
Clearly the invites were addressed to whomever was invited so I am shocked that anyone would have the nerve to even ask these things.
I myself have children, obviously hehe, and in all my years of getting invited to weddings have never questioned if my children were also invited to a formal affair that was clearly addressed to myself & my husband.
It’s getting to the point that my daughter is just saying yes and we are up like 10 more guest, which any bride to be knows is making the cost go way up! They decided on a set number to invite, what they could afford and now they are having to come up with extra money to make everything else happy. These people are acting clueless when I know they know exactly what they are doing. They are putting my daughter on the spot and making her feel bad.
Do they not realize that choosing not to invite people because of money issues is already a really hard choice to make and now your going to make her feel even worse about it? That is just not right!
What is wrong with people?
Sorry for the rant but cheese and rice, give me a break!
Post # 3
“Sorry for the rant, but cheese and rice.” <– this made me lol at work. 🙂
We haven’t had guests write in yet, but my brother asked to add someone this morning. My planned party line is (a little nicer)… “We’ll see if we can find space, but for right now… no.”
Post # 4
@atalante: Glad I gave you a reason to laugh! good for the soul!
Sounds like you handled that perfectly and I have told a few the same thing. Let us wait and see how many not attending we get and if we can add you a guest, then we certaily will but my daughter can’t tell anyone no!
Get’s that from her father because everyone knows, momma has no problem saying no! lol
Post # 4
Those people are being rude and inconsiderate, but your daughter and her Fiance need to grow a set.
” I’m sorry but that won’t be possible”
” I’m sorry but our venue will not accomodate any more guests”
Once they have started allowing exceptions, they have lost control of the guestlist and the budget.
Post # 5
@julies1949: Couldn’t agree more. He is in the military so no one is calling him, a few asked me and I told them we will have to wait and see as I stated above, but my daugher….God love her but oh heaven the child simply can’t stand up for herself someimes. She always feels bad for everyone else and considers herself last.
I am doing everything in my power to explain to her, putting yourself last on your wedding day, no no no , not having it.
If we wanted to invite certain people they would have been invited and that is that! but she is to sweet which is why they are calling her and not me. hehehehehehe!