Post # 1
We had on our invite list a bunch of my Grandma’s old lady friends from church. Made the list waaaayy back in April, send the invites out the end of Novemeber. Got an RSVP today “I’m sorry, my mother (NAME) got a wedding invite, however she passed away in June. I don’t know if (my grandma) knew that”. So now I feel so awkward, we sent a dead lady a wedding invite! And her poor daughter replied!
Post # 3
Oh bless your heart! You had no way of knowing. I’m sure the daughter wasn’t offended. An invite to a wedding is a nice gesture. Don’t worry about it, hun!
Post # 4
Oye. Honestly I think it’s fine. I would send backa condolence card and just apologize.
Post # 5
Oh wow… that is rough, but you honestly didn’t know and an invite is a nice gesture. I second the apology and condolence card suggestion.
It actually reminds me of when I volunteered for a senior center and every day we’d get a list of senior’s birthdays for that day and it was my job to call and wish them happy birthday.
Well, apparently their list wasn’t very up to date because I called to wish one lady a happy birthday and her poor husband answered and told me she’d been dead for 3 years. He’d been getting birthday calls and card for his deceased wife for THREE years!
Post # 6
@chasesgirl: OH man! Well, your grandmother should have told y’all, but it’s ok, mistakes happen! I’m sure she wasn’t offended. People still send my grandfather stuff, and he’s been dead 10 years. Oh, and NOT solicitors, bills, etc. Legit people he knew.
Post # 7
Yipes. I second the card idea…. 🙁 I would feel so bad, too!
Post # 8
@LaviniaRose2013: That was the bad part, my grandma had no idea!! The reason we invited her is because she attends the church we are getting married at, where Fiance and I have gone for a couple years (but it is a fairly big church and we attend the second service, when most of the older folks go to the traditional first one) but my grandparents went there for 20 years, knew all these people but moved and haven’t been here in 5 years.
Post # 9
@chasesgirl: oh wow!! Your poor grandmother!! It’ll be something to laugh about later. I agree with PP, send a condolence card 🙂
Post # 10
Aww thats sad but Im sure her daughter took no offense. A condolence card is a nice gesture.
Post # 11
Don’t feel too bad! Her family is probably actually touched that you were thinking of her.
My uncle died in the spring a few years back and at Christmas he still got so many cards from people who apparently hadn’t heard the news. It was actually sweet that he has so many friends, even those he only kept in touch with at Xmas.
Post # 12
Awww! I agree with apologizing & sending a card.
Post # 13
That is awful. AND really funny.