- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
I normally have no problem with Facebook. I keep my drama off of it, and for the most part, my friends do the same. I am officially annoyed right now, though.
I’m a member of a large theatre troupe. It’s a very tight-knit group, and many of us consider the group to be our second family. It made wedding invitations EXTREMELY difficult. I would have loved to invite everyone, but that would have been approximately 110 people plus significant others. We obviously could not invite them all.
Thus, I cut some of the people from the list. It was HARD. My first draft had about 70 people from the group, and then I had to keep cutting. After a lot of work, I finally brought it down to 44 people (plus a few significant others). I’ve known most of these people for years and years, and I consider them to be some of my closest friends.
Well, yesterday, one woman who very recently joined the group sent out Facebook invitations to an event at her house where she’s trying to get rid of fabric. Since our theatre stuff requires some pretty hefty costumes, and we provide them ourselves, many of us collect fabric like many women collect shoes. Thus, she invited everyone from our theatre group. The problem is that the event is scheduled to take place at the exact same time and on the exact same day as my wedding.
When I saw the invitation earlier today, I noticed that three people had already written that they couldn’t go because they would be at a wedding. These are three of my guests. I cringed, but I simply clicked that I couldn’t attend and didn’t say anything else.
I just got an email notification that I had been tagged in a comment on Facebook. I clicked the link, and sure enough, it brought me back to the event invitation. Apparently, the woman who was hosting the event asked one of the people who had said she would be at a wedding if she would attend the same wedding as the other two. The lady responded, “Probably. It’s GreenEyedMoon’s wedding that day at 2:00. :)”
I really wish she hadn’t said that. The woman hosting the event was someone I carpooled with for two months during rehearsals earlier this year. She’s very nice, though a bit sensitive and likely to get her feelings hurt, and she was on the very first draft of the guest list. Then I had to cut her, and now she knows that she not only wasn’t invited, but nobody is going to go to her event because she scheduled it at the same time as my wedding. Also, EVERYONE ELSE who looks at the Facebook event will know when the wedding is. Ugh.