Only invited to ceremony but not reception?! Really?

posted 6 days ago in Reception
Post # 76
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I honestly had no problem with the situation until you got to the *registry info included on the invitation*. Asking for $500 gifts from people not invited to the reception is really a new low.

But I actually have received a ceremony-only invite before (via Facebook, no less), and attended happily. There was space in the church and it was nice to see my friend get married. It was just a couple of hours out of my day (I wouldn’t have attended if it were 2h away, but I’d still prefer to be invited than not), I caught up with some other high school friends before and after, I didn’t give a gift. No harm, no foul, and I got to witness an important moment in their lives.

Post # 78
1866 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

trackwise :  tacky as fuck! These greedy, selfish people are really showing everyone who they are… I would *not* drive 2 hours to attend, would only send an empty congrat card; definitively no gift!

Post # 79
784 posts
Busy bee

Wow. They know exactly what they’re doing, exactly how rude they’re being, and yet they still don’t seem to care. The gall to include registry information on a ceremony-only invite… And then to say they don’t expect gifts. Ha! What a joke.

I would not mince words, to be honest. I’d tell the groom that I thought what they were doing was very rude and seemed like they were just trying to get gifts without actually hosting everyone. I would point out the registry on the invite if he tries to say they don’t expect gifts. And if he tries to pull that “come celebrate with us” bullsh*t again, I would tell him that watching spending all the time to travel there, see them get married, and watch them ride off to go to a reception you’re not invited to, is NOT a celebration. And to be honest, with the way he is handling the backlash of all this, I would seriously reconsider my friendship with him. I don’t have time for rude, greedy, selfish people.

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