Post # 32
Some of my dad’s family is really really Jewish. The rest of them are much less traditional. I am having a destination wedding and there is no way that there can be kosher options involved, but I am not willing to compromise my wedding vision for people who I have seen maybe 10 times my entire life!
Post # 33
My DH had a bunch of his friends invites come back because he sent me the wrong adress and I never sent out new ones to them.
Post # 34
I told a cousin of mine, who used to be close to me but stop talking to me once she got a boyfriend- hasn’t even acknowledged that I got engaged, started a new job, or am planning a wedding. So out of spite, I told her that no one’s getting a plus one except engaged or married couples, but I’m letting a few other cousins bring their boyfriend/girlfriend on my FI’s side. I don’t care if she notices or not.
Post # 35
@red_rose: that sounds like an awesome wedding Mass!
Post # 36
LOL! So something I would do, too, with the stamps!
All of these things are awesome, ha!
Post # 37
@Grizz: hahaha this cracked me up. i am in somewhat of a similar situation. gave a plus one to lots of people. almost everyone i think except one person in hopes he doesnt bring this crazy girl
Post # 38
I love this thread! And TOTALLY guilty about the DIY invite thing. *shifty eyes*
Post # 39
I am only inviting THREE people from my fathers side. Those are my step-mom and my aunt and uncle (out of 9 sets of aunts and uncles on his side, lol), (and I don’t care if my aunt and uncle show but they live in the same town as me and if I don’t invite them it will end in them sending me bad juju vibes.). My step-mom is invited but my father isn’t. And I can’t lie, it makes me want to laugh my ass off. I feel no guilt about it. It’s not a space or money thing, I just don’t want any of them there so I’m not even sending them a courtesy invite.
Post # 40
I hated my invitations.
There. I said it.
My Future Brother-In-Law is a high-priced graphic designer and offered to do our invites as our wedding gifts. The design was great. But then he had them printed on the cheapest Kinkos paper ever, the colors were so dark you could barely tell it was plaid, we had to have them reprinted because of his careless mistake, the RSVPs looked equally cheap, and then we had to wax seal all the envelopes ourselves. Everyone told me they looked great, and I just nodded and smiled even though I wanted to scream “No they didn’t!”
I couldn’t say anything because there was so much drama just getting them done, and I know my Fiance was very hurt that his brother did such a crappy job, I didn’t want to make him feel worse about it.
Post # 41
everyone that attended or was going to attend our wedding renewal is on my FB. we had about 15 ppl NOT show up after they said that they would, without a doubt, come hell or high water; they would be there. I was so shocked, upset and hurt about it that I posted a really passive aggressive note on FB “thanks to all our family and friends that took time out of their lives to share our special day with us, it means the world that you were there!” something along those lines……. with some other junk added in……….. I know some ppl were offended by it , so the plan worked. Childish… yeah maybe… buts its incredibly rude to RSVP yes and then not show…… causing me to spend more time and money than i needed to! I know things come up…. but most of the ppl that backed out had a really lame @$$ excuse as to why. UGH!!!!!
Post # 42
@smdcontreras: uh oh…and did your DH ever find out… 😮
Post # 43
I told everyone it was a child free wedding. I just didn’t want a pile of kids I don’t know running around the venue, sticking their fingers in the cake and shouting during the ceremony. However I do love my FI’s niece and nephew (2 and 4) to bits so I made the niece my bridesmaid and the nephew the ring bearer. Yep, I’m a hypocrite, and I just don’t care!
Post # 44
this is hilarious! great thread cant stop laughing 🙂
Post # 45
@ticatica: Omg! Samesies. Ok, this confession is worse than any of my others. I originally wanted a child free wedding, people have been bugging me and harassing me if they can bring their kids, I keep saying no. However, my mother was ruthless about me inviting my nephew (who I do love, I just don’t want to be a hypocrite), so I invited him. If anyone asks why he got to come, I’m going to tell them my brother brought him without my knowledge.
Post # 46
We told people we weren’t inviting any children because the dinner is too late and it would mean too many extra people. In reality, we said no kids because DH’s niece is a horror and would totally ruin the ceremony with her crying and general obnoxiousness. SIL is having a freaking cow over it and I DON’T CARE. AT ALL.
I hope to god a tonne of people RSVP no. The intimate wedding I imagined quickly blew up when my parents got their hands on the guest list. If everyone attends we are effed on space.
I don’t even really care about most of the wedding stuff, but I am competitive and a type-A, so if I am going to do it, I am going to do it right. But honestly at this point, it is a checklist that needs to get done. That’s all.