(Closed) Family members inviting themselves 3 weeks before the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I’d say Cool, bring all you can and by the way, here’s the bill….

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Ehhh some people are so rude~!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

On the one hand I would be pissed, on the other hand this relative wants to know you. Budget-wise if you can’t afford it or there’s no wiggle room definately tell this person that they can’t attend. At the same time if you do have the extra room and have already had some no’s that you’re stuck paying for then I say take the chance to get to know a relative.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

That’s a little awkward, but you should be flattered that so many people want to come to your wedding, even though they’ve never met you!!!  The rule of thumb with planning parties, at least in my family, was to add 10 to your reserved number, because some people have no respect for the rules of etiquette, however I understand that it’s an additional cost for potentially wasted food…I guess since it’s family the best thing to do is mention to your mother that your all full up and it’s too late to add, so that if she does recieve another Last Minute Mavis, she can tell them that thing have been finalized…

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

NO a wedding is definately not a family reunion. 2 ppl is not that bad but if you open that door to those 2, be prepared to be opening the door to others….

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

@missbumblebee:  Not cool.

No offense, but if you haven’t ever met these women, they’re not concerned at all about YOUR wedding, they’re using it as a reunion/free food. Your Mom should call them back and say sorry, but no. If they haven’t bothered to meet you in 20 plus years, your wedding’s not the place to start- if you let one do this, expect more to.

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