- 5 years ago
Ok, so I’m from a small town, cake and punch receptions in the church hall is the norm, in fact I had never even seen a wedding invitation until I moved to a bigger city where I went to college. And when I have been back visiting in my hometown, you run into someone at the mall, and they verbally invite you to their wedding. I take it with a grain of salt, say thanks, and I don’t go or send a present or anything.
Well in the larger town that I moved to, heck I made invitations even when I was having a random party at the house. An acquaintance from college is getting married, we’re friends on Facebook but I wouldnt say we’re actual friends. We had mutual friends in college and saw each other at events often. My bff is equally close to her, but my bff is actually a friend irl of her bff. So obviously her bff is having a shower for her. So my bff calls me and say *we* are invited. Gave no details except the date. It’s definitely one of those things that I would take with a grain of salt, skip it, no gift, etc. But my bff is pressuring me to go. I’ve tried to avoid the subject, but she asked me if I was free that day before she told me what it was.
Personally, I think the bride might be weirded out if I showed up. I would have been happy even with a facebook event invitation. What the heck. Why do people do verbal invitations, its so awkward.