Post # 17
The one that made me sad was a girl I am very close with at work.
Her excuse… she has a bridal shower to go to that same weekend (ok, fine excuse, but the kicker was that she is the Maid/Matron of Honor in that wedding and SHE planned the bridal shower…)
Post # 18
The majority of DH’s extended family didn’t even RSVP at all until we got Mother-In-Law to ask them to send them out (seriously people, they’re stamped and everything!). Their reason? “Oh, we thought they were ‘courtesy invites’ anyway, we just assumed you knew we weren’t coming.”
Post # 19
The people who rsvp’d no really didnt give any excuses, BUT the people who rsvp’d yes and then didn show up gave me some very weak excuses. One guy told me he got lost and ended up in the wrong city and state! But we have attended a program together at my venue so its not like its something new to him.
Someone else told me that they got dressed to come and then sat down on their bed for a minute and fell asleep.
Post # 20
I got one from a family we knew wouldn’t come. It would be a long and expensive flight… But they still wrote on the reply card that they couldn’t come because their daughter’s birthday party (she’s probably under 10 – fiance’s family…) was that day.
Post # 21
“I have several large pieces of furniture I need to buy.”
Post # 22
So far I have gotten only 1 RSVP no, (I only sent out my invites this week) It was pretty funny though, especially since it was an email from someone who wasn’t invited telling me that they couldnt’ make it becuase there were going to be “men with shiny badges” at his work and couldn’t get off. (did I mention this is my grandfather?) yeah I got a kick out of it.
Post # 23
@7SEVENJ9: LMAO! Please tell me that’s not real!
Post # 24
We had one that RSVPed yes (coming from Portland, OR to South Bend, IN), then fbed my husband the week of the wedding to say he couldn’t get off work. Yeah, right. You just didn’t book a flight in time, and it got to be too expensive.
Post # 25
@mrsgrassby2b: To be honest, as a recent grad student, I think that is a legitimate excuse, not an attempt to be snobby. If they are in the dissertation phase of their thesis, they don’t have any classes and just are writing/researching everyday. It is really easy to lose track of the days when you are doing that.
Post # 25
I was told “I don’t do weddings”… What is that? I am not asking you to be in the wedding. I dunno I think that if people come up with stupid excuses not to come then I really don’t want them there anyway 🙂
Post # 26
@mrsgrassby2b: you probably didn’t need her to remind you she is a Phd student. She sounds really impressed with herself.
Post # 27
@7SEVENJ9: wow! Seriously???
So far, I’ve only had legitimate excuses. However, less than half my invite list has rsvp’d. So, there’s still plenty of time!
Post # 28
“I already have plans to go to a corn maze that day.”
Post # 29
@7SEVENJ9:Too funny. They couldnt buy their furniture the day before or after.
What bothered me the most was the people we had to hunt down. We had a few, but 3 of them were close friends. I know they didnt want to rsvp no, so they just didnt respond. Our wedding did require travel for them. I would have been okay with a simple – no. We just needed to know.
One was a friend of DH’s – they grew up together and were friends for 35+ years. We hadnt been able to get in touch with him via phone after the invites went out. So, DH would text him about sports and he’d respond right away. But, when DH follow-up with – are you coming – silence. We had other people trying to get in touch with him too.
Another was a really good friend of mine. She said she was excited and looking forward to it for our 1 1/2 year engagment. She never rsvp’d. I got silence. Finally, after being a pest, I got . . . ‘well I will try but I just spent so much money on vacation’. She had just taken a trip out to CA for a few weeks. Then she took a trip to SC and spent a week at the beach. She never said no. I just wrote her off.
Post # 30
DHs cousin couldn’t come because her baby shower was the NEXT day…. Mind you she was NOT coming from oot & our wedding was in the morning & was over by 2. Yea… Pretty lame if you ask me. Lol