- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
Bear with me bees, I will aim to keep this short.
I have a friend, A, who is such an amazing person – she’s great! We’ve known each other for years, but I have lived here, there and everywhere for the last 8 years for university, jobs and I now live on another continent. We keep in touch and she is one of those friends that even though i rarely see her, i think so much of her and always wish her well. She and her awesome Fiance are getting married on x date.
I have a friend, B, who is a very close family friend. I have known her my entire life, i am best friends with her sibling, her parents are like my second parents and their family is so, so wonderfully close to mine. She and her Fiance are getting married on – you guessed it, the same day. oy.
This is made more complicated by the fact that A is getting married an hour’s drive from where I live, I would need to borrow a car to get there, cannot afford to stay over, so would need to drive back the night of, AND i will be attending alone and I will not know anyone but A and her Fiance, as we are from different cities and I don’t know any of her friends.
By contrast, B is getting married 2 blocks away from where I live – i will know a millon people there, my brother is attending so i’ll have someone to be ‘with’, and i love this family so much!
A has invited me to two bridal showers and a bachelorette party and i feel like an awful troll because i can never go – i live in europe at the moment. If i don’t go to her wedding – will i just be the worst friend ever? I would take her and her fi out for a nice dinner before the wedding and give them a gift obviously, but i can’t help feeling so sad to miss the wedding.
Help bees! which wedding would you go to – and how would you decline the other one gracefully?