(Closed) Invitations Dilemma

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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674 posts
Busy bee

I would say limit your invitation list to those closest and the most reliable. I realize that siblings fall into an awkward “close, but not reliable” category. Is there any way, since he is involved in planning this event, that he can call them and be straight with them that you two already paid for one party that they bailed on after RSVPing yes to, so you would appreciate it if they could be honest with you?

It may sound a bit harsh, and it may be for some relationships. I know I could have that kind of conversation with my siblings because they are my siblings. Anyone else, not so much.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I completely agree with LibertyBelle!

And side note: That really sucks that people say ‘yes’ and then doesn’t show up. Grr, boo hiss!

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LibertyBelle:  Thanks for the advice. Here’s the thing. He has left the entire guest list in my hands. So if I choose not to invite them, I’ll be the bad guy.

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Hippos:  A couple of people confirmed the day before and still didn’t show up.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@cmbaggs:  Hmmm. Well, I don’t know what else to say. I would assume that they would be less likely to skip out on a more formal affair like a vow renewal than a birthday bash. At least, I hope that would be the case. Even if you invite them, do you think your husband could follow up and let them know that if they can’t make it, that’s okay, but that you will need an honest RSVP?

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