Post # 1
I just want to scream right now!!! Grr!!!
Ever since I’ve been planning this wedding with my mother, things have been falling threw the cracks. My Mother and her best friend have been "helping" – if that’s what you call it – and everything they have touched has gone wrong. I’m now at my breaking point and offically pissed.
My Mom’s friend has been planning a bridal shower for me (my Maid/Matron of Honor is MIA in Italy until a week before the wedding). I thought it was sweet and some ladies from my church offered to help her plan this bridal shower. WELL, its this Saturday and atleast 95 percent of the guestlist did NOT receive any invites to the shower. I’ve been asked by friends, coworkers, future Mother-In-Law, future family – everyone about why they haven’t received an invite for the bridal shower. I feel so bad because I have no control over the shower but now I’m afraid no one will show up to the shower. I’m really furious and I almost don’t want to go to my shower….=(
I just had to rant so I’m sorry if its doesn’t make sense but hey, I atleast feel a tiny bit better. If you have any suggestions as to what I can do, please let me know! Thanks!
Post # 3
The fastest easiest thing I can think of…….Evite!! I’m pretty sure everyone these days has an email. Do a quick Evite, or have them do it, though in your case, I would just do it myself, and done.
As for the ranting, isn’t that what we’re here for? Who else are we going to talk to death about wedding crap!? =)
Post # 4
So sorry. That’s a bit tough. Did you ask your mom why they didn’t get invites? About all you can do is either the evite, have your mom and aunt try to rectify it, or go without. I can’t say that they should be required to intvite all the folks you wish. I don’t know about their budget , or location, and how many ppl they can fit. But it sounds like a bunch has been missed, since your future in laws have been left out. I’m assuming this is your only shower. (And I wouldn’t think there is a second surprise shower, otherwise they wouldn’t be asking you about the invites, and stressing out a poor bride before her wedding.)
Hang in there.
Post # 5
I would check in with your mom to see why those people did not receive invitations. Does she know that your Maid/Matron of Honor isn’t throwing you a shower? I know my Future Mother-In-Law threw me a shower, but didn’t invite any of my side, because my aunts were already throwing me a shower with my family/friends.
Post # 6
My Maid/Matron of Honor threw me a shower and it took her a long time to get the invites out, so some people just received them about 2 weeks before the party. I contacted people thru email and phone calls and let them know an invite was on the way, and if someone on my guest list did not receive an invite, I gave them the MOH’s phone # to contact her for details. How frustrating for you though!! I would try to assume they mean well, try not to take it personally, and I bet most people are asking because they want to give you gifts… so give them the host’s phone # and enjoy being showered! If my reply is too late and the shower already happened, I hope it was a lot of fun!