A little background. The wedding was May 25, 2008 so we made our RSVP deadline the beginning of May. Unfortunately we had to track many people down for their responses. (Our reception venue required a final number and final payment a week before the wedding, May 19, 2008) One of those people was my DH’s uncle. Uncle “S” finally got back to us that he would be coming but his wife Aunt “M” would not be able to make it.
Fast forward to May 21st. We had gotten our final numbers in on time after successfully tracking down those who did not originally respond. That night I get a phone call from DH. Aunt M had called FFIL to ask if we can just order a meal for her to be sent home with her husband. Beside the fact that this was impossible as our final numbers were in, I could not believe someone would not come to a wedding but expect to be sent a free meal – a free meal that would have cost us almost $100 as the reception rate per person included a lot more than just food. Thankfully FFIL had already told her that wouldn’t be possible.
Uncle S then showed up at the rehearsal dinner uninvited. I guess they got their free meal after all… 10-15-08