To think that if you invite people to your child's christening then it's good form to actually speak to them when there?

(26 Posts)
Aitchy Sun 26-May-13 14:30:58

And that it's actually pretty bloody rude not to?

To keep it brief, christening at church followed by a reception buffet at a local hotel.

The family got to the hotel first and all sat at one table; the child's parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, plus godparents.

All of us guests were sitting at several other tables. As guests arrived, the parents and family made no attempt to get up to greet guests. We had a gift for the child, and I took it over to the table and just got a 'thank you' and a brief hello and that was all, and I saw that they were the same with other guests.

Then for the whole time the family and godparents sat at this one table, chatting and laughing, and made no attempt to even mingle a small amount and talk to guests, all of whom has brought presents.

It was buy your own drinks, the buffet was tiny and IMO the hosts were quite rude. We went to see them again when we left and said thank you for inviting us and just got a 'bye'. It was like the family and godparents were a unit and didn't want to be disturbed.

AIBU to think this was rude behaviour?

ZZZenagain Sun 26-May-13 15:44:20

joh sorry maybe it was the other christening thread where the guests at her table were not speaking to OP. Am getting muddled.

Yes, you are right the hosts should make a point of moving around and chatting to people, making them feel welcome. At least someone in the family should do it.

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