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I WIN MUMSNET WEDDINGS

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FuckyDuck Tue 06-Jun-17 08:47:16

So we all love a good wedding thread 'it's not a summons, it's an invitation'..
We have been 'invited' to a wedding WEEK in the USA, prices starting from £3k, with 5 organised events, each with their own dress code, and given a link to the Amazon wish list/registry where the cheapest item is >£300! Children are welcome on the holiday but not at the ceremony, and we're to chip in to the brides accommodation the night before the big day to show her our love?!

Total costing is £5,500 for a WEEK.

So, come on, what do I win??

Lweji Tue 06-Jun-17 09:05:49

It isn't in Maui, then?

Could be. Maui is Hawaii and thus USA.

ssd Tue 06-Jun-17 09:09:46

where do you lot get these pals grin

theaveragewife Tue 06-Jun-17 09:12:14

No proofy no troophy.

AperolOnIce Tue 06-Jun-17 09:12:29

This invite is from someone who you wouldn't even really call a friend - much less a close friend? shock

EpoxyResin Tue 06-Jun-17 09:12:55

I bet you opened that invite and immediately lit up with glee screaming, "Holy shit, I need to get this on Mumsnet!!".

I'm so fucking jealous, I wish I had preposterous friends. Props to you star

Willow2017 Tue 06-Jun-17 09:13:52

It sounds like something of a corny soap opera! It would be hilarious if they werent actually serious.
WTF are you supposed to do with the kids during the ceremony in a strange hotel in another country?

I really hope nobody actually agrees to thier batshit demands. Who the feck wants to pay for that ludicrous 'wedding'. The whole thing is a farce. Pay for the brides hotel wtaf? Your wedding you pay for it you entitled idiot.

I took my 2 kids (classed as adults) to Florida for 10 days for that amount of money, including Disney and Universal! A million times more fun than some bloody forced themed wedding smile

MacarenaFerreiro Tue 06-Jun-17 09:14:30

So I take it you won't be going then? grin

rightwhine Tue 06-Jun-17 09:14:36

I'm so jealous.
<eyes completely normal invitation on mantelpiece>

expatinscotland Tue 06-Jun-17 09:15:33

Why is everyone now demanding photos as 'proof'? Either you believe it or you don't hmm.

CoolCarrie Tue 06-Jun-17 09:15:36

Are either of the couple American themselves? Because that is definitely an American" bigger is better attitude" . The showing of presents tea, The hen weekends, the rehearsal dinner, the lunch to show off the photos and video, and of course the baby shower!

Bonez Tue 06-Jun-17 09:16:38

I wouldn't feel a drop of guilt in declining that invitation!

EpoxyResin Tue 06-Jun-17 09:17:32

Maybe write back to them telling them you've already booked your holiday for the year, but that it actually looks loads better than what they have planned - include a brochure perhaps - then suggest they might want to tag along and have their wedding there . "Wouldn't that be a fabulous upgrade!? You're welcome grin"

FetchezLaVache Tue 06-Jun-17 09:20:52

Fucky you are going to have to put some effort into turning that fucker down. No generic 'regret' card from Tesco for these 'Zillas!

please please please take a tiny little pic of the invitation for the further amusement of your MN pals!

Tartyflette Tue 06-Jun-17 09:21:25

So what do you get for your five grand (and is it per head or the whole family?)
Flights, accommodation, entry fee to all the 'events' , with food included? Are tips/service charges included -- these can be VERY high in the U.S. ? I am concerned you might not have costed it fully grin
If its for a family of four, say, it's not too bad, a luxury holiday level. But if it's per head, or even for just the two of you......words fail me.

rjay123 Tue 06-Jun-17 09:21:52

Someone I work with introduced a couple of friends to each other, who hit it off.

Then was asked to do a reading at the church, and be the witness to the signing of registrars. But then wasn't invited to the day, just the evening do. So travelled miles to then turn up at 12 for an hour, and disappear until 7pm.

The soft sod did, without moaning.

JuicyCake Tue 06-Jun-17 09:23:21

Haven't been to nuptials on that scale, but it's the forced fun that kills me nowadays. Remember when weddings used to be a laugh?
Most I've been to lately are of The Big Day variety where the bride acts like a movie star & we are just extras for the photos etc... It's not fun!

paxillin Tue 06-Jun-17 09:24:56

What? I wouldn't even attend if I was the bride at that price!

FuckyDuck Tue 06-Jun-17 09:25:16

Price quoted covers flights, accommodation and car hire, no food or entertainment other than the wedding day itself. Brides dad is from Texas (not the state they're getting married in) but they're both British. Absolutely bonkers and yes I couldn't wait to get it on mumsnet grin

DH feels bad that we're saying 'no'. I have suggested we go to Florida and do Disney etc and drive the 5 hours each way to the wedding but apparently it's all or nothing. Can't provide proof without identifying myself!

innitprawn Tue 06-Jun-17 09:27:49

hmmgrin

FruBayerischOla Tue 06-Jun-17 09:28:11

Blimey - words fail me shock

Iamastonished Tue 06-Jun-17 09:29:24

"DH feels bad that we're saying 'no'."

Why? It wouldn't worry me. I would just send my regrets without giving a reason. Something like. "Thank you for your invitation. Unfortunately we are unable to come to your wedding" That's all.

ClemDanfango Tue 06-Jun-17 09:31:57

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MumIsRunningAMarathon Tue 06-Jun-17 09:33:06

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KitKat1985 Tue 06-Jun-17 09:34:58

Absolutely ludicrous, the best thing being - it's someone DH used to be friends with before he moved away :/ they didn't even come to our wedding!

Good lord. Send the crappiest, cheapest looking 'we regret we can't come' card you can. And yes, you win Mumsnet weddings.

expatinscotland Tue 06-Jun-17 09:35:06

'Yes of course you can provide proof

It's just a fairy story otherwise'

She told you why she doesn't want to. Either you believe it or you don't. If you think it's a 'fairy story' then report it to HQ for trolling. Demanding proof or 'it's not true' is troll hunting.

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