(Closed) Annoyed by housewarming evite. Should I go?

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ummm… that is insane. I would absolutely not go!!!!! How rude!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Personally, unless it’s a bridal or baby shower, I cannot stand it when people tell me where I should shop for their gift.  It’s a housewarming party for crying out loud.  I usually just bring a bottle of wine to these type of functions. 

I would be put off if this is how her evite was worded.  Perhaps you should get her an etiquette book as her housewarming present.

And no, I don’t think you’re overreacting.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

yeah that is pretty demanding and annoying.  Skip it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Wow! The nerve of some people… The invite is so off-putting I wonder if it was written in jest. If not, I wouldn’t go, because I only wear heels and will have my made up daughter with me during the weekend…HAHA!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I probably wouldn’t go if it were me.  However, I’d be much happier being told in advance not to wear heels, than arrive at the party, and be asked to remove them.  Same goes for the kid/dog issue… better to know, then be surprised by her aggressive dog.  Maybe she thought she was just being helpful by providing the info?  The gift card part is pretty tacky, imo, but a housewarming party is pretty much a request for gifts, anyway.  🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’d probably scrounge up the weirdest looking doohicky (or steal one of those chips-n-salsa ceramic sombreros from a Mexican food chain restaurant), put it in a box with a card that says, “So sorry I couldn’t attend; I don’t own any flats.”

Buuut that’s me.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I absolutely wouldn’t go. Being told what shoes to wear and where to buy her a gift? Nope. No way.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@jjilyeah: I just imagine walking around on someone’s dirty floor in my bare feet… I’d rather be prepared, and just plan to wear cute flats.  🙂

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Ew.

@JenniW1: Brilliant.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ugh, I really hate it when people make the guest list private or send an event email to everyone on a BCC. And maybe instead of having a max guest amount she should have only invited the # of people she can accomodate. And she should have been at least a little apologetic about the shoe thing, like “I sincerely apologize, but I’m a little nutty about the new floors so please bare feet or flats”. Even mentioning gifts is totally inappropriate and I can’t even believe she told you gift cards to certain stores. And what is she trying to keep kids out by saying the dog will bite them or something?

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This is for a housewarming?  Are you kidding me?

For our housewarming we had lots of food and beer, darts in the garage, and people everywhere… a couple people brought a plant of a gift card, but it wasn’t something I was expecting!  I just thought it was super thoughful!

If you go, make it a short commitment, like you can only be there for a couple hours, don’t bring a gift unless you are really close, even then do a plant, or a bottle of wine or something of that nature.

How high-maintenance.

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