(Closed) What etiquette breach do you wish you could do?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: Mine is TERRIBLE and I would never actually do it, but the tallest groomsman and shortest bridesmaid in the wedding party are married.

I kinda want to split them up for “evenness sake”, but would never ACUTALLY do it.

Post # 4
4824 posts
Honey bee

@SoontobeMrsA: I would love to do that.

I would love to tell Future Mother-In-Law that she cant have the rehearsal dinner 1 hour away from where i am sleeping that night and from where 70% of the people ar staying just because its convenient for her.   But I wont because she is paying for it.

Post # 5
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would love to not have to go around to all the tables at the wedding and say hi to everyone. It sucks up so much of your time!

I know it’s totally rude because they made the effort to come to my wedding, so the least I can do is make sure I say hi to them and thank them for coming, ugh…. it’s so selfish, but I totally wish I didn’t have to!

Post # 6
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wish I could have not send invitations to everyone we sent Save-The-Date Cards to. I also wish we could have not invited some people’s significant others, because some of them are REALLY annoying 🙂

Post # 7
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@KatNYC2011: This is kind of hilarious.  I was in a friends wedding in September.  There were 6 bridesmaids- 4 of them were about the same height, and then there was me- I was about 3 inches taller than them, and then another girl who was about 4 inches shorter than them.  We were lined up so that it was the 4 same height girls, me and the short girl.  It looks so funny to me in pictures!

If I could, I would only invite people I knew- so leaving off some SO’s.  It would be horrible, and I wouldn’t do it, but I wish I could 🙂

Post # 9
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly – there was no etiquette breach that I had any desire to break/forgo.  I think that etiquette is there for a reason and I appreciated being able to take advantage of it.

Post # 10
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Similar to hilsy85 and arclee. 

I wish I could only invite people that I really, really want to be there, and not FH’s 8675475 first cousins once removed, second degree cousins, and so forth. One of our groomsmen has a wife I never met but heard only really bad things about. Being a bad bride, I was thinking of ways not to have to invite her.  Of course that was not an option. Now they are getting divorced. As bad as I feel for him, I’m glad I don’t have to invite her anymore. And yes, I’m a little bit ashamed that I feel this way. But only a little.

Because breach #1 is not an option, I really dread the going around the tables, because about 60% of my guests I will hardly know.

Post # 12
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: Ah, that stinks!  If your wedding is in 2012, however, there is still a chance that he finds himself a nicer girlfriend by then. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Post # 13
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’d like to invite people via text/phone call/e-mail.

If I have to send invitations, I’d really like to address the envelopes as “John and Sally Smith” instead of “Mr. and Mrs. John Smith.”  This I might actually do.

I’d like to tell people that they don’t have to give us a present, but if they were going to buy us anything, to just give us the cash instead 🙂

I also wish I didn’t have to go around to all of the tables.  It’s not that I don’t want to talk to everyone, or thank them… I just feel like it is going to be stressful tracking everyone down and making sure we “got” them.

Post # 14
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

“No kids under the age of 21 at the reception.” on the invitation.  I am not putting it on the invite- but I would like to!  It is on the wedding website though!

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