So, it’s been 8 months since I said ‘I Do’ and I’ve debated writing this blog for quite some time but I’ve decided, it’s a common issue that needs to be addressed.
My wedding was a “small” affair. We invited about 100 people knowing 15 or so would RSVP their regrets. What we didn’t expect what the amount of people who RSVP’d ‘Yes’ and didn’t show up. So life can get crazy, right? Things happen last minute that are totally unexpected. I mean, my own sister in law got in a car accident and could make it. Totally understandable things! Btw she’s ok and wasn’t harmed in the accident.
I think what disappointed me, as the Bride, was looking out, expecting to see faces of friends and family and seeing empty tables. Empty tables that carried a big price tag might I add. So my focus shifted from my amazing reception to the well being of those who couldn’t make it. Thankfully everyone was ok, they had their reasons.
So what do I really want to address here? The faux pas of all faux pas, the excuse to the bride and groom after the fact and then the “your gift is in the mail, I’m so sorry!”. Of course only to never receive a gift.
Guys, if you can’t make it to a wedding and you RSVP’d yes, send a gift. These days with Amazon or Honeymoon registries, like we had, it’s too easy. The Bride and Groom (or their families) spent a lot of money on you. Not only for your meal and gifts but for the entire event. Because they thought enough of you that they wanted to celebrate one of the happiest days of their lives, with you.
As for my wedding, thank you so much to everyone who came and gave us a gift. If it weren’t for most of you, our honeymoon would have never happened. Not to mention the awesome things we got for our first home! They were appreciated more than you know.
To my no shows… You missed an awesome party! I still love you though…