- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
My fiance and I were at a party thrown by a groomsman and his wife. There were a bunch of people there, some invited to our wedding, some not. On the “not” list was the groomsman’s enormously socially awkward sister. One of the people there brought up our upcoming bachelor and shower/bachelorette parties and how we ended up deciding on their various locations, as neither is local. And I was saying that I knew essentially nothing about what was going to happen at my party except for the date and city, since my Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaid organizers were keeping everything a secret.
The groomsman’s sister asked when it was happening, and I said it was the weekend of July 17th, and that I was planning on getting a ride out there with the groomsman’s wife (co-host of the party we were attending) and a friend of ours. The sister replies, “Oh, I’ll be sure to mark it down on my calendar!” Um, except that she’s not even invited to the wedding, let alone my bridal shower and bachelorette party.
After the fact, I found out from my fiance that this woman has a history of inviting herself to parties. Had I known that, I would have killed the party conversation as quickly as possible. Now, though, I’m not sure if I should explain to her that she’s not invited, just hope that she forgets about it, have her brother (the groomsman) talk to her, have my Maid/Matron of Honor or bridesmaid talk to her, or just suck it up if she shows up.
Seriously, though – who does that?! I would never just assume that I was invited to anything! Gah – so, so awkward!