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To be angry at this wedding invitation

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HarpyFishwifeTwat Mon 01-Jun-15 11:35:52

A wedding invitation came in today and I was so looking forward to being able to mock and laugh at all of the over the top nonsense given the last family wedding (I wasn't invited and was a little bitter until I saw the photos and realised I had had a lucky escape).

My first hint that there would be something to laugh at was the website so I logged on immediately but it all seemed very modest and a reasonable way to communicate with people in diverse parts of the country. I excitedly went onto the Gift List tab expecting a range of over the top, massively expensive gifts but no - they specifically don't want any gifts.

This couple are having a wedding which seems to be a happy celebration without expecting anything unreasonable of their guests.

AIBU to hate my family and friends for only ever inviting me to nice parties that I would quite like to attend and being utterly reasonable about it all. Why aren't they thinking about me and my need to bitch in a justified way?

DorotheaHomeAlone Mon 01-Jun-15 11:38:40

YABU. Look harder. Surely you can find something to hate on.

DorotheaHomeAlone Mon 01-Jun-15 11:39:14


sparechange Mon 01-Jun-15 11:40:01

YABU to jump to assumptions so quickly.
We need to know the children policy, whether there will be a free bar, and how many adult bridesmaids she is having to make a fully informed JUDGEFEST

WorraLiberty Mon 01-Jun-15 11:40:55

they specifically don't want any gifts

That's because they're assuming all the guests are poor and have shit taste in toasters.


Bin the invitation and save yourself the price of a hat.

HarpyFishwifeTwat Mon 01-Jun-15 11:41:40

There's not even smug photos of the happy couple on the website for me to judge. I'm bereft.

HarpyFishwifeTwat Mon 01-Jun-15 11:43:18

That's because they're assuming all the guests are poor and have shit taste in toasters.

Knowing our family that's probably a safe assumption. grin

AlisonBlunderland Mon 01-Jun-15 11:43:48

Have you asked what their policy is on tandem breastfeeding a 3year old?

Only1scoop Mon 01-Jun-15 11:45:34

Alison grin

Yes make it feeding triplets and you are NOT to be offered a side room for comfort.

Isn't it over an hours travel away can't you moan about that?

KoalaDownUnder Mon 01-Jun-15 11:46:44

Ring the bride up and ask if you can wear white lace. Hopefully she'll answer with a note of hesitation in her voice, and we can all call her a bridezilla bitch.

Don't forget to report back.

HarpyFishwifeTwat Mon 01-Jun-15 11:50:10

It's about 8 hours travel away - but only because I'm the one who moved away. It's perfectly situated for the vast majority of the family and is in a wonderfully central location with great public transport links.

I don't think there's anyone in the family breastfeeding at the moment but everything so far indicates that they'd be shockingly willing to be as helpful as possible.

The dress is a good idea - I'll submit a question via the website.

sparechange Mon 01-Jun-15 11:51:20

How much is the hotel? Do they want you to have breakfast with them the next day? Will the table favours be a potential choking hazard?
Come on, Harpy, you aren't looking hard enough!

sheffieldstealer Mon 01-Jun-15 11:53:33

You're not even trying. Have you asked if you can bring your Great Dane? And the only outfit your Great Dane has is a white lace collar that she wore for your sister's wedding - it's a bit 'dog ringbearer-y' but come on, have you seen how hard it is to get wedding outfits for dogs?

I wouldn't bother ringing to check it's OK, though. Brides love a surprise Great Dane in a ruff.

Only1scoop Mon 01-Jun-15 11:54:10

Have you not pulled the menu apart yet....


spiderlight Mon 01-Jun-15 11:54:16

Have they not even bothered to send out a mysterious fabric swatch with no explanation?? Slack. Very slack.

sheffieldstealer Mon 01-Jun-15 11:55:30

OMG! The menu! No chocolate fountain, I hope, as chocolate can be poisonous for Great Danes.

OpalQuartz Mon 01-Jun-15 11:57:05

I think you need to check the dress policy before you say there's nothing to bitch about. Ask the bride if you'll be able to wear a long white dress and veil and carry a bouquet and horseshoe. If she says anything other than "That's absolutely fine." BRIDEZILLA

Only1scoop Mon 01-Jun-15 11:57:14

But there will be a suitable canine fountain in the 'doggy daycare creche'

She is having one for pet owners surely?

HarpyFishwifeTwat Mon 01-Jun-15 11:57:25

No menu, no swatches, it's a buffet so bound to have something for everyone. This is a nightmare.

measures up destructive cat for a lace ruff

KoalaDownUnder Mon 01-Jun-15 11:58:46

But if there is parking, it's liable to cost, no? Or else, be very scarce and therefore irritating for anyone who is too old/ill/lazy to catch public transport? (<remains hopeful>)

Do you have a child? Has he or she been invited to be in the wedding party? If not, why not, hmm??

I think you're being hasty in not being offended, tbh.

RiverTam Mon 01-Jun-15 12:00:43

shockingly willing to be as helpful as possible


spidermanswoman Mon 01-Jun-15 12:01:41

Send her a,link to a bridesmaid dress and tell her that's what you'll be wearing.

spidermanswoman Mon 01-Jun-15 12:02:47

Has she not considered your cat? Is cat invited?

VacantExpression Mon 01-Jun-15 12:04:58

wonders why anyone would send a fabric swatch?

KoalaDownUnder Mon 01-Jun-15 12:05:28

A buffet, you say? Will every dish be labelled with a full list of ingredients? (Fucking inconsiderate not to, what with all the allergies around these days).

Email and ask her. Give her max 2 hours to reply before emailing again. Your health is more important than her playing princess for a day, OP.

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