(Closed) Wedding no-show excuses

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

A traveling carnival? Wow, that’s a unique excuse! DH’s aunt and uncle fell asleep and forgot to set their alarm to wake up on time (our wedding was at 4pm…)

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had a guest call my Mother-In-Law about a month ahead, he said “I’m kind of sick so I don’t think I can make it.”

A week later, he said “I think I can make it.”

A week BEFORE the wedding he said “I feel like I’m dying… but I’m gonna do my best to be there. But I might not be able to.”

The night before the wedding he said “I’m not so well but I’ll just take my meds in the morning and I’ll be there for sure.”

Well, he didn’t show up. Which would’ve been fine, especially since he wasn’t well (he had leg pain?), but the back and forth just drove me crazy.

Aside from this person, I had about at least 10 other people RSVP yes but ended up not coming. No one said anything, no one sent a message so I didn’t hear any excuses. Meh, our reception was a buffet anyway so we got to take home all the leftovers so no biggie 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think we had probably 6-10 no shows and I was SUPER irritated at the time.  Only one of them had a legit excuse.  The others gave no excuse at all and I was very offended by it.  One of them had even sent me a text a few days before telling me how excited she was and what dress she was wearing. 

The WORST no show, however, was one of my bridesmaids.  That’s right.  A bridesmaid.  I called her and texted her all day long and never received a response.  To this very day, I have not spoken to her as I cannot get her to respond to any of my emails or facebook messages, let alone phone calls or texts.  I know she is alive and well because of facebook, but other than that, I have no idea what happened or why she didn’t show.  There was not the slightest clue beforehand that she wasn’t going to show.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@peasantsong:  omfg in OVER A YEAR you haven’t heard anything from her? WOW.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@peasantsong:  How close of a friend was she? This sounds unbelievable!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We aren’t married yet but at a friend’s wedding a couple years ago one of our mutual friends decided that morning she felt sick, and so we were all wondering where she was. Nothing dramatic, just an unexpected no-show. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@gelaine22:  She was a very, very close friend.  Which makes it all the more sad because I really miss her friendship.  I’m almost positive that there was nothing I did that upset her.  My suspicion is that she felt like she no longer had a place in my life once I was married and maybe she even thought she was doing me a favor by removing herself from my life.  She tended to be self-deprecating like that.  We both are like that, which is why we were always so close.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My friend said her mom couldn’t get to our wedding in the US (from Canada) because her passport expired in less than 6 months.

Another ‘friend’ never gave an excuse, and just never showed up. still haven’t talked to her since the wedding.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@peasantsong:  WOW! Thats an unfortunate situation that a very close friend did that to you!!!! Shocking! I would be beyond angry!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I was in a wedding where a very close friend of the bride and her family was going back and forth about coming. He had taken a job in Florida (she’s in NY) and all of a sudden couldn’t take off work. Though he had known about the date for almost a year. We guessed that he didn’t have the money for a flight, and didn’t want to admit that his new “amazing” job didn’t pan out. My friend was absolutely crushed, and she found out 2 weeks before the big day. Not sure if they’ve spoken since…

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

A girl I was close with in HS has always been flaky. After college she invited me to her wedding and I went, hoping to kind of rekindle some sort of friendship–I hate being on bad terms with anyone. She would always flake out on things, saying she would be there and not showing up, or, in one instance, telling me she was at the restaurant and where she was sitting, but when I went to find her she texted “Actually I’m not there, hahaha”…… WTF?!  

So anyway, I invited her and her husband to our wedding. They live literally a couple of blocks from the ceremony. I was kind of hoping she would show up. She had a baby a little over a month before our wedding and kept telling me she was excited because it would be her first outing after the baby. Well, she didn’t show and never gave an excuse. I heard from a friend who did show up that she was having issues with her dog and her baby. I totally understand if the baby was sick or something, but she never called, texted, messaged, nothing. So we paid for 2 plates and they went wasted. To this day I don’t know if anything was actually wrong or it it was another one of her excuses.  I should have expected this from her, but it was still upsetting. Ugh. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@LMD84:  That is a pretty awesome excuse.

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