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

posted 5 years ago in Guests
Post # 91
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

It’s better for them to have a lame excuse now than for them to RSVP Yes and end up not showing up!  My wedding is in 9 days and there are a few extended family members who are notorious for doing just that (they did it at 2 other weddings).  I had to invite them to keep the peace (because my wedding is already really drama-filled already and this wasn’t a hill I wanted to die on) and they rsvped Yes.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll actually come. If they don’t end up coming, I will be wishing that they’d given me a stupid excuse and RSVPed No from the get go.

Post # 92
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782 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

Here’s a doozy for you guys….This one comes from my Future Mother-In-Law, who still hasn’t decided if she is really coming yet (tons of issues there…best to call her agoraphobic).

She’s now decided, for the moment, that there is just too much of a risk of an EMP attack happening during our wedding, and she’s afraid of being in a large city when that happens….

*insert eye rolling*

Post # 93
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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FantasticFawn:  yes, this happened to me too. One of my very close family friend’s (sister did hair, daughters were bridesmaid and flower girl so you get the idea of how close) son’s who is 24 ‘forgot’ about the wedding and booked an international trip. Wouldn’t have minded but he was living at home with his mum and aunt! 

Post # 94
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

SIL told me my Mother-In-Law was sick for my bridal shower and then I found out on the day of our wedding a little less than a month later she was sick again then too!  Then my Mother-In-Law wonders why we don’t invite her over or go to see her very often after having her grandson, even though she missed our wedding! I can understand one occasion being sick but two??? We have been married for almost 8 years and she only showed an interest in getting together after our son was born! 

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Post # 95
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2368 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

A friend of mine was asking an invitee who hadn’t RSVP’d, and the potential guest rudely said something like “I don’t know yet if I am coming. If I have to tell you now, then it’s no.” This was about a month before the wedding, after the RSVP date.

My friend said she was kind of stung by the response, just said “Ok then, it’s a No.” We never heard of anything this person was doing, that would make it iffy that they could attend. We figure he was figuring out his social calendar.

Post # 98
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Helper bee

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MRS-K:  OMIGOSH SHE GOT SICK TWO TIMES WHAT A [email protected]@[email protected]!!!

Seriously?  People get sick.  People have chronic illnesses.  We can’t control when we get sick or there’d never be any sick people.  Get over yourself.

 

Post # 99
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

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WallNut:  She wasn’t really sick!  Lol 

Post # 100
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Helper bee

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MRS-K:  And you know that because…..?

Post # 101
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

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WallNut:  Because Dh’s sister told me the truth afterwards! 

Post # 102
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Helper bee

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MRS-K:  Would have been nice to know that from your first post. 

Post # 103
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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WallNut:  It seemed obvious to me!

Post # 104
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

A lot of these “excuses” seem to be covers for don’t care for you, don’t care to spend time for or with you – understandable, given the tone of these posts.

Post # 105
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Bumble bee

I have a new one to add. My big sister from my sorority is a Maid/Matron of Honor in another wedding the weekend after mine, so she is staying the weekend beforehand to help the other girl craft. 😐

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