This particular individual is an acquaintance of mine, so I did not actually receive this “invitation.” I saw it when she proudly posted a picture of it on Facebook with a caption saying (paraphrasing), “All these years and people are still mad about this. Oh well, I thought it was funny!”
A few friends commented with supportive statements like, “Anyone who truly knows you would’ve thought it was funny!”
What do my fellow EHellions think? 0608-16
People are still mad about this invitation years after the wedding? Let me count the ways…
- Let’s start with the fact that wedding announcements, which is really what this is, are sent AFTER the wedding.
- Alleged friends and more distant family, while earning a notice of the impending wedding, are informed bluntly that they did not qualify as “intimate family”.
- The allegedly funny reference to a lack of police presence implies these non-guests are of a criminally bent ilk. While some guests may appreciate the humor, the notice was sent to enough people who did not.
- And the reason why these phantom guests are not invited to the wedding is because the cost of an expensive Italian honeymoon precluded having enough money to invite everyone to the wedding.
- It is cognitive dissonance to want good wishes on your “big day” from people you don’t want anywhere near you on your wedding day.