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Jeangenie87 Sat 17-Feb-18 19:13:24

Friend (not particularly close friend) has booked her wedding for 28th December this year. AIBU in being annoyed at people who book weddings over Christmas and new year? It means we can’t go up north for the holidays to visit my family like we usually would, so ruins the whole holidays for us. It seems quite selfish to me to expect everyone else (and it’s going to be a big wedding so lots of people are invited) to want to celebrate their day bang in the middle of the Christmas period when most people would have plans?

Whocansay Sat 17-Feb-18 19:14:40

So, don't go?

Shalva1970 Sat 17-Feb-18 19:15:05

Maybe she wants a small wedding and is hoping people don’t come?
What would she think if you didn’t change your plans?
I’d feel the same as you though. Horrible time of year to get married.

LovingLola Sat 17-Feb-18 19:15:09

It's an invitation.
You can say No if you would rather not go.

Eliza9917 Sat 17-Feb-18 19:15:11

Just decline the invitation if its such an inconvenience.

CheekyRedhead Sat 17-Feb-18 19:15:30

Don't go then hmm

kimlo Sat 17-Feb-18 19:15:32

just go and visit your family. You don't have to go to the wedding of a not very close friend.

WelshBay Sat 17-Feb-18 19:15:35

YABU - Maybe it's the only time of the year all their family has time off or are all in the same country. It's their choice. You don't have to go.

shoofly Sat 17-Feb-18 19:15:45

It's an invitation not a summons. Maybe they thought people might already be off over the Christmas period and wouldn't have to use another day of annual leave?

PurpleRobe Sat 17-Feb-18 19:16:07

Don't go

BIWI Sat 17-Feb-18 19:16:24

If it's not a particularly close friend then just don't go.

But, you know, Christmas comes every year. You can do what you usually do next year - why not be happy for your friend and go and celebrate their one-off?

PizzaPower Sat 17-Feb-18 19:16:25

To quote the Mumsnet classic, it is an invite not a demand. Decline and celebrate Christmas how you want.
But yes people are selfish not thinking of others.

DannyLaRuesBestFrock Sat 17-Feb-18 19:16:27

Don't go. Simple.

GreyHare Sat 17-Feb-18 19:16:43

Errmm no one is forcing you to go, if she's not that close then continue with your normal plans, no need to get annoyed by it, sheesh.

SchoolMoney Sat 17-Feb-18 19:16:46

Don't go then. Most people who do this it's because they have relatives they really want at the wedding living far away so want to combine/not have the journey be for just a wedding.

acornwood Sat 17-Feb-18 19:16:52

I got married in 28th Dec 22 years ago. A very small wedding no one is forcing you to go. And no I'm not selfish I married the love of my life Hth

SweetMoon Sat 17-Feb-18 19:17:20

It's a crap date to plan a wedding on! Just don't go though if it's inconvenient

Callamia Sat 17-Feb-18 19:17:48

If you already have plans, don’t go.
Or, decide to have a January Christmas with your family. I think there’s too much crammed into Christmas, and I kind of like spreading the joy into miserable January.

ilovesooty Sat 17-Feb-18 19:17:53

Don't go then. She's not even a very close friend and lots of people don't get extended Christmas breaks enabling them to travel as you do.

MagicFajita Sat 17-Feb-18 19:18:36

Agree with others. Just don't go.

I had my wedding on a weekday in half term and some couldn't make it. There were no hard feelings.

DramaAlpaca Sat 17-Feb-18 19:18:36

Friends of mine booked theirs for 28th December because most friends & family were likely to be home then, so it was very considerate actually.

Don't go if it doesn't suit you.

peachypetite Sat 17-Feb-18 19:18:40

If she's not even a close friend why are you giving it this much thought, creating a thread on the internet?! Just decline.

Fudgesauce Sat 17-Feb-18 19:18:55

YABU-Your friend has a right to have her wedding whenever she wants. You have a right not to attend. Also not everyone goes away over Christmas, it’s a one off, she isn’t askung for people to take time off over Christmas every year. There will always be reasons that don’t work for people. The wedding is her day, if it conflicts with your Christmas plans send your apologises.

IncyWincyGrownUp Sat 17-Feb-18 19:18:58

It’ll be a cheap date to have booked in all inevitability.

Don’t go if you don’t want to.

Leeds2 Sat 17-Feb-18 19:19:11

Could you not go to family as usual, and come home on 27th?

Or not go to the wedding at all, particularly as you say it isn't a close friend?

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