(Closed) Lamest excuse a guest gave you for not being able to come to the wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Guests
Post # 2
4036 posts
Honey bee

My husband’s business partner and his wife, were invited to our daughter’s wedding. He had been good friends with him, for over 30 years. He said they couldn’t come, because they would be “at the beach.” The beach was one hour, from the venue. The partner’s main house was further than an hour away. And they go to their beach house every weekend, from May through September, for as long as we’ve known them.

You can’t take 7 hours out of your life, for your lifelong friend’s daughter’s wedding? I don’t even e-mail them our holiday letter, anymore.

Post # 3
9519 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

A friend sent his teenage son with his wife instead because he “already had taken enough time off work for other things and he can eat my steak”. Great, thanks buddy but we already prepaid for a bar package for you, whick a 16 year old will not enjoy. Oh well, the teenager is better mannered in public company anyway.

Post # 4
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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lantana:  no excuse just “we won’t be making it” LOOOL 

Post # 5
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Haha that sounds like a really bad way of saying “I’m poor and can’t say yes because who knows if I will even be able to afford food the week of your wedding not to mention a gift”.  lol!

Post # 6
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

The only time I didn’t go to a wedding was because it was in the middle of nowhere. It would have cost £400 each in flights, I’m not old enough to hire a car in the UK (and this was a few years ago too!) so wouldn’t have been able to GET to the venue if we’d have made it to the airport anyway and there was no accommodation unless we wanted to sleep on the floor. Oh and it was 3 weeks before the 2 week Holiday I had planned for my 21st. 

I still felt super bad about it as I always try to go to every wedding I’m invited to! I think it’s an honour to be invited! I can’t believe some of these excuses!

Post # 7
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

This should be fun. 

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lantana:  What a lame response!  Did you tell him, this is not Facebook, there is no “maybe”?  Jeez.  How do you handle guests like that?

Post # 9
6798 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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lantana:  I had one who just couldn’t get the time off.  Given her occupation I understood completely – until she took a cruise, attended two concerts out of state and visited her home state all within a few months of said event.  It was not an inability to get the time, it was an inability to prioritize my wedding.  Looks like this summer she’s heading out of state again to go to a mutual friend’s second wedding. Oh well. 

Post # 10
7580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

no one owes you any explanation if they can’t attend. It’s best not to even ask.

Post # 12
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

One of my best friends from uni lives 2.5hr drive away so we rarely see each other but try when we can. When we got engaged, I emailed the friends who lived out of town letting them know the dates of our engagement party and wedding, and let them know they will be invited to both, but understand if they couldn’t attend one or both because of distance. We still sent paper invites as well, just wanted to give them plenty of notice in case they wanted to make travel plans. this one friend emailed back months out and said our wedding date was around the time of their baby’s birthday and they didn’t know what they would be doing… That was the only response we got from them- Not even a card! They even had family in the same town. 

Post # 13
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

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lantana:  Lol my step brother had RSVP’d yes for himself and his daughter and then just didnt show up. The weekend after all I got was “yeah, i coudlnt make it, sorry bout that… hope it wasnt too expensive…” lol inconsiderate little sh*t haha luckily we didnt miss him 😉

Post # 14
522 posts
Busy bee

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skunktastic:  I think it’s unfair to judge other time off against your wedding. You don’t know the circumstance, maybe she had already booked that in and couldnt take anymore off. 

Maybe your date in particular had a lot of employees already request for leave or maybe it’s a particularly busy time of the calendar.



Post # 15
267 posts
Helper bee

One of my grandmas just responded with a big ole X, didn’t even put her name on the card.  Not even approaching to ask who pissed in her cornflakes.

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