To be absolutely gobsmacked by this wedding
daisywellies · 10/07/2015 11:28
My friend is getting married in September. She is having a hen night in her local town, consisting of a meal and a few drinks. She is inviting 100 people to the wedding and all will be attending the ceremony, the meal and the party afterwards. She has not specified anything in relation to wedding presents, but if anyone rings her mum to enquire they have been told a gift voucher would be appreciated or have been given a list of small inexpensive things the couple need for their house and told anything off the list would be very welcome.
The wedding itself will consist of ceremony at lunchtime, followed by a meal in a local restaurant and then some dancing and access to the garden. There is no pre wedding dinners or post wedding barbecues.
The couple are paying for their honeymoon themselves.
AIBU to be shocked and taken aback by all this and to wonder what on earth is going on?
MissBattleaxe · 10/07/2015 11:31
What's going on? where's the grabbiness? where's the greed? Where's the A list and B list and the moody bridezilla? Call this a modern wedding? Pah!
If I was invited to this wedding, I would put loads of money in a card and genuinely wish them well for being so bloody reasonable.
There's nothing here for me to get my teeth into. I'm off.
itsmine · 10/07/2015 11:33
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ChaosTrulyReigns · 10/07/2015 11:38
Hmm. You haven't mentioned photographs. Thus us where us could all fail.
12345641 photographs while the guarding party is offered warm Echo Fails (25ml pp) plus a party back of cheesy wotsits to share until the Wedding Breakfast, seven abd a half hours after everybody's real breakfast?
daisywellies · 10/07/2015 11:41
Unfortunately the ceremony is at 2pm and the meal is planned for 4.30. Which means that if the ceremony is over by 3 and it will take us about half an hour to chat outside the Church and then wander over to the hotel, there will only be an hour left until the meal. Just enough time to enjoy a relaxing glass of wine.
I can't understand why she's behaving like this
FadedRed · 10/07/2015 11:44
You'll be telling us next that she not having a £5000 glittery princess dress, 16 bridesmaids in puce strapless frocks, 3 very small shy/screamy flower girls, no guest dress code and no three hour photography session while the guests stand outside in the rain. Some people!!!! What are they thinking of??
SlightlyJaded · 10/07/2015 11:45
I would just send a polite note telling her that you can't go OP.
Explain that you wish her well, and understand that it's 'her day so her way' but be clear that the absence of a wedding poem detailing why they want everyone to give them cash, was the last straw and just makes the day untenable for you.
Next thing they'll be telling people it's ok to bring their kids
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