(Closed) Confession Time! Were YOU ever a terrible guest?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 91
488 posts
Helper bee

I have been feeling bad about a wedding I went to a gew weeks ago. It was one of my closest friends who ive only known about 3 years but we are super close nevertheless.

I was late to the ceremony because Id been helping her get ready, and even though I left at the same time as her she had already walked down the aisel when i arrived. I think after that I just felt a bit indifferent to it all. I didnt get emotional or anything.

The part I feel worse about though was Fiance. He is also friends with the groom but not as close. We had a few single friends at our table and he spent most of the night clowning around with them. They talked through speeches and I couldnt shut them up without making things worse. At one point during a speech he started choking but because of his behaviour previously, it just looked like he was being stupid. So I guess it wasnt me being the bad guest but to everyone I was associated with him. Im still annoyed at him about it all.

Others have been forgetting a card (where no gift requested). Or not giving a gift in the case of poor relationship or excessive amount spent to attend.



Post # 92
1166 posts
Bumble bee

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shortsweetness:  19 years later, I still wonder why. He was just a jack ass. Maybe that was his way of dumping me. I don’t know. I never talked to or saw him again.

Post # 93
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have 3 different instances that I still feel terrible about to this day. The first one being I was a bridesmaid in one of my closest friends wedding when I was 17. As I was walking down the aisle, me being the clumsy nerd that I am, I tripped over my dress and you could hear the super loud intake of breath from the guests. Everyone kept asking me if I was ok after the ceremony. Yea…that was a bummer.

The other 2 were weddings that I was invited to, but never returned the rsvp. I feel really bad about those especially now that I’m planning my own wedding. 😩

Post # 95
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was late to the ceremony, I was the date of the brother of the bride, and had previously been friends with the bride. One of the groomsmen practically glared at us during the entire ceremony, which was unnerving. Then, get this, we go to be seated at the reception and found that we were not at the same table with the grandparents, father and other brother of the bride, instead she seated us with cousins. It turns out that she was mad at her brother and did that to piss him off. This really upset her brother (my date) so then I did not feel so bad about being late (we were caught in traffic unexpectedly, due to a bad accident on the way). I do not get who uses her wedding to immaturely piss off her own brother. 

Post # 96
724 posts
Busy bee

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SkateH:  she was 17, which is the earliest age you can get married without a judges permission in our state (as long as you have parental permission). 

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