Bit of a dilemma in my house this weekend, can you wise rebellions help me out?
B, L and me were housemates at university, ooooo,20 years ago now! We always made an effort to stay in touch, though,and met up a few times a year, even after getting married and having babies! I do not drive, though, so if we weren't meeting at my house, I would always have to get a lift.
Tomorrow, B is getting married, and she invited me and L to her evening reception. I accepted before seeing if L was going thinking that even if L wasn't going, me and my husband would be able to get a train and taxi there ourselves.
L cannot go. This means that there will literally be no one else there me and hubby know except the bride, who will, I assume, be very busy! It will take us an hour to get there by train, then cost £15 to get to the venue by taxi; reception starts at 8, but we would need to leave at 10, get another £15 taxi to the station to get our last train home. The real dilemma is that me and hubby only have about £50 cash left to last until payday which is not for two weeks! So,should we go? We did say we would, but it is the evening reception only, there is only a disco, no meal? And it is all our money to go to a reception where we don'tknow anyone for two hours, the bride would hardly have time to say hello anyway! And if we don't go, should I tell her now, beforehand, or after the wedding, and what should I say? f it was my wedding, I think I would understand, but is it a reasonable excuse? Should I just go?