Post # 16
Ellicott: Its not a money question, its a already-have-plans question. Theyve got a family vacation planned to Myrtle Beach that week. I understand that.
MsJ2theZ: Its not a harsh one, but its still a rejection. If you asked a guy out and he responded “no, sorry” it doesnt make it any less a rejection, does it?
Post # 17
icanhearyousmile: lol! I was thinking another invite & headcount saved!!
Post # 18
It’s not a rejection. They have other plans already. Not the same thing as asking someone out and them saying no.
by your standard, you rejected your cousin’s invitation. You even rejected her invite before your aunt rejected yours.
it is not a black-and-white world. Don’t take it personally.
Post # 19
Horseradish: Im not. Like i said in my last post, I UNDERSTAND. They have plans, it happens, i know this. I am still allowed to feel sad that my favorite uncle is going to miss my wedding. I had two uncles that i liked more than the others, and neither of them will be there. Im allowed to feel sad about that, even if i completely understand their very valid reasons.
Post # 20
MrsWinTraining2014: then a different choice of words may more accurately convey the way you feel.
Post # 21
So many philosophers on this thread! OP, I’m sorry they declined to come before invitations were even sent out. Don’t let that incident rain on your wedding parade!
Post # 22
When I got engaged, I called my father who lives down in Arizona (I’m in BC Canada) with his second family. I had barely even got the words out when his wife yells out, tell him we can’t make it.
We hadn’t even set the date yet at this point. Just a ballpark, sometime next June….