(Closed) Declining an invitation and vice versa. Help?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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3942 posts
Honey bee

@MrsStobe813:I know I’m to be invited to thier daughter’s wedding and I don’t want to be there as she’s marrying in a Christian church and already has 2 children which totally defies Christian beliefs and marriage and I cannot be present at a religious ceremony which I feel goes against Christian beliefs.

 Wow.

Post # 4
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10588 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Do you really think it’s fair for you to state what all Christians believe?  My church does not have an issue with parents getting married.  To state that what she’s doing

 totally defies Christian beliefs and marriage 

is simply incorrect.  If it goes against your beliefs that’s one thing, but please don’t paint all Christians with your very narrow brush.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I would just RSVP “no” on their invitation. Not send them an invitation, and be done with it. Their feelings will likely be hurt, but it’s impossible to make it to your wedding day without hurting anyone’s feelings, and move on. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you want to decline an invitation, you check the box marked “Not attending”.

While I understand your annoyances with this lady, you’ve also made some serious judgements about her and her family. You complain about her making judgements about your cleaning habits and an accident (which aren’t really serious things, by the way) but you totally slam and judge her daughter.

Now, that’s not very Christian of you, is it?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m Catholic and marrying a man who has a daughter, our priest never even made an issue of it. I think you’re passing judgements that only God can pass so don’t go worrying about that stuff.

As far as telling the neighbors that a fox knocked over your bbq… so what? It was probably just a word of warning to be careful leaving hot coals out. I’m marrying a townie and everything everyone does is on display, if that happened to us, everyone would know about it. It’s just gossip, and it’s pretty common to talk about critters that have been seen in the neighborhood and damaging homes etc. I don’t know what you expected her to do to help you guys.

I think this lady just annoys you, and you have the right not to like her. So RSVP no to the wedding and send a card since they have been courteous to you and have sent you birthday cards all your life. It’s just a neighborhood rivalry, don’t take it to heart.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You know what they say about religion and politics:)  I’d decline and leave it at that… personally, I wouldn’t WANT someone to attend my wedding if they had issues with me or my marriage.

Post # 9
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1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well that’s the pot calling the kettle black.

Just reply no and don’t send them an invite. It doesn’t matter why you don’t want to go.

Post # 10
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225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I know I’m to be invited to thier daughter’s wedding and I don’t want to be there as she’s marrying in a Christian church and already has 2 children which totally defies Christian beliefs and marriage and I cannot be present at a religious ceremony which I feel goes against Christian beliefs.

how very unchristian of you to say

“Judge not, that ye be not judged”??

Post # 11
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350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do them a favor and just decline 😉

Post # 12
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yes…I LOL’ed at this post.  I think you just mark “not attending” and send a card.

Post # 13
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee

Is this post for real!

Post # 15
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5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i doubt she’d want someone there who is not only unsupportive, but outright disapproving. 

are you asking if we think it’s ok for you to decline?

 

Post # 16
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

So if a Christian woman has children out of wedlock, is she forever banned from all churches?

Why shouldn’t the church forgive her and welcome her back?

Do the family a favor and just decline the invitation. And maybe de-friend them on facebook if you don’t want their input.

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