- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Hi bees! Here’s another RSVP thread.
We haven’t even gotten back half of ours yet (the deadline is April 1st for our May 16th wedding)…but we have only gotten 3 No’s so far. One of them I expected, another is from a family member who will be on vacation so that’s understandable, but the third No has really been bothering me. It’s from my Aunt & Uncle who live locally and received their STD in December. My aunt was so excited when I gave her the STD so I have no clue why they would decline the wedding.
A few days before getting the declined RSVP, I was visiting with my Grandma who said that my aunt was asking her the day before what my reception card meant by drinks. (“The celebration continues with dinner, drinks and dancing”). My grandma told her she assumed there would be alcohol there but she didn’t know. I told my Grandma the only alcohol we are serving is wine. I mean we are having a wine themed reception for crying out loud! We are still debating on having a keg of beer for the people who don’t like wine (like the older men who will be attending).
My Grandma must have called her back and told her this because two days later we recieved the declined rsvp. When I got it, I was like hmm maybe they forgot they had already planned a vacation on that date? Or maybe my Uncle has to work the nightshift that evening? But if that was the case, my Aunt have told my Grandma that on the phone…instead of asking about if there is going to be alcohol there. So I called my Grandma and asked why they aren’t coming, and she said “Oh no they are coming to the ceremony, just not the reception!”‘
So basically, the only thing I can think of, is they do not want to come because we are serving alcohol. It’s so crazy to me! It’s not like we are forcing everyone to drink the wine. It’s there if people want it, if not, we will have plenty of other non-alcoholic beverages for people to drink.