(Closed) OMG Biggest Faux Pas ever!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Oye.  Honestly I think it’s fine. I would send backa  condolence card and just apologize.

Post # 5
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
387 posts
Helper bee

@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
2263 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yipes. I second the card idea…. 🙁 I would feel so bad, too! 

Post # 9
387 posts
Helper bee

@chasesgirl: oh wow!!  Your poor grandmother!!  It’ll be something to laugh about later.  I agree with PP, send a condolence card 🙂

Post # 10
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Aww thats sad but Im sure her daughter took no offense. A condolence card is a nice gesture.

Post # 11
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Awww!  I agree with apologizing & sending a card. 

Post # 13
7364 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

That is awful.  AND really funny.

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