(Closed) My friend wants to leave reception early…to go to karaoke. vent!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I would be upset but try to be as nice as possible about it. I would respond to her email by saying:

“I would love to spend as much time as possible with you at my reception and will really miss you if you leave early. However I understand that you have limited time here so I understand if you would like to leave early to spend time with your sister.”


Post # 4
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

She lives in Japan and wants to leave your wedding a little early to hang out with her sister?

Meh. You know how many people leave weddings after the cake cutting? Like, 75% of the people at my wedding left early. Based on the weddings i’ve been to lately, it seems pretty common.

You probably won’t even notice…..

Post # 5
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i agree with above post.. u wont really notice one person leavin early.. n alot of ppl leave early n dnt stay till the very end.. i dont think thats a big deal

Post # 6
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah it sounded bad until you said 10…10 is late enough and I guess it’s nice of her to tell you and not just leave.

My FIs brother is missing the entire reception!  To be in a community play!  He is not an actor.  Annoying.

Post # 7
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Hmm…as hard as it would be in your shoes, I’d have to say be happy that she’ll make it to the reception, but accept she needs to hang out with her sister.  Like you said, she lives out of country.  Your reception is a once in a life time event to you, and going out to this karaoke thing may be a once in a very long time thing for her. 

As for her leaving early, I highly doubt you’ll get to spend much time with her anyway.  At my reception, it was such a whirlwind, that if I didn’t have my guest book to look at, I would have had no idea who showed up.  You’re the bride…EVERYONE will want to talk to you and the chance you’ll have all the time to talk to everyone you want is slim.  So, there’s no need to have her there to the very end of the reception when you won’t even get to spend a whole lot of time with her.

Post # 8
1020 posts
Bumble bee

i think it’s very sweet of her to check with you rather than just taking off. and i agree with others that a majority of people WILL leave before 12am; in fact, people will start leaving around 9:30 even when your wedding’s on a saturday. don’t be bothered by it 🙂

Post # 10
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I do think it’s a bit strange for her to leave early from a once-in-a-lifetime event for something that’s on once a month and that she could do with her sister next time she’s in town.

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