- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
I mentioned a week or so that my uncle is getting married in April. They just got engaged in December and my dad just called me about a week ago that they needed my address for the invitations they were going to send out. I gave him the address and waited for my invitation. They don’t live far so I was expecting it to be in the mail soon. No such luck. My mom asked me last night if I was going but I haven’t gotten an invitation so until she told me it was the day before Easter I had no idea when in April it was even going to be.
Today I decided to talk to my boss about having the day off. My uncle lives around two hours away so I would need the day of the wedding off if I wanted to go. The way requests off at my job works is that we have a book with the days of the month in there. If you want off you write your name on that day and after a few slots are taken the day is closed, and no one else can have off that day. I asked my boss today and said I know it’s going to be tough because I’m sure everyone is jumping to have Easter off already (in the book it’s only about two months ahead but there are some people I work with that are crazy about asking off and if you want it you better defend it with your life). She said that she was taking vacation that week off and that I might have to work that morning. I would be ok with that if I wasn’t thinking about trying to get ready after work and drive all the way to another city for a wedding.
I still haven’t gotten the invitation so I don’t even know what time it’s going to be at or where. My mom is freaking out because obviously I will need to RSVP ASAP so they know if I’m coming or not. I get that but I’m nervous because I’m not sure which is worse…I won’t know until the week before the wedding if I will truly be able to attend because that’s when the schedule comes out. I wrote that I need that day off in the book but it looks like it was closed already and unless my boss makes a special exception I’m doomed. I don’t want to be rude and say I’m coming, them spend the money on dinner, and I not show up, but then again I don’t want to say I can’t and then find out I can.
I guess I just don’t understand why, when they picked the date, they didn’t send the invites out earlier. I’m obviously an Out of Town guest and family and I would feel awful not being able to attend because work screwed up family plans again. I’m a little irritated that I’m in this situation because while April an awesome month sending the invites out a month or less before the wedding seems to be pushing it.