I actually just found this in the mail today and thought of you first. I got back together with my man about a month ago after not being with him for 2 years. I received an invitation in the mail today to a wedding of one of his cousins. My name first, his name second. I have no idea how they found out we were together, never mind how they got my address. My man hardly knows them.
Inside the envelope were two one page cards. They were fairly pretty and nicely done. The first (bigger) card is a standard invitation to a wedding taking place at 11:11am with a dessert reception at 2pm. Not too bad..although if I travel 2-3 hours I would appreciate supper. Although I do realize it’s not required. Then they say to RSVP to an EMAIL address! Sure! lol!
But the second card says this..
The Bride and I, on July 5th, in the company of a couple close friends, had a private, yet intimate, ceremony at Kiwanis Park, Regina. This celebration on the 20th is to give all our friends and family the ability to share in our joy and to link arms with us through our adventures to come. Due to everyone’s extreme generosity in helping us get set up and established here in Regina, we have no need for household items as we obtained all the necessities(i.e. toaster). If you wish to bless us on our special day there are a couple things we are without. We are in need of a reliable, mechanically sound vehicle to help us through our first winter together and on a personal note any contributions that we may put towards a honeymoon would be greatly appreciated. All monetary gifts will go towards these two areas of need.
Sincerely, Groom and Bride
Okay wait! So I was not good enough to go to your REAL wedding but I am invited to your fake wedding so I can bring you money? I don’t even know these people! I really want to go and take a toaster full of pennies! lol! I get to drive over 2 hours to bring people I don’t even know some money and all I get is some dessert… Sure! Where do I sign up? 08-26-08
Wow, there were no pretenses as to why the newlyweds were inviting people to their sham second wedding. They might as well have put on advertising sandwich boards and walked the streets of their hometown announcing to the general public that they are greedy and certainly not above abusing a wedding to beg. What is truly pitiful is they acknowledge the “extreme generousity” of the friends and family but this is not enough. They must have more and were willing to invite bare acquaintances and minimally connected relatives to get more.