So last Friday I checked the mail when I got home from work. And low and behold we have received an invite for the wedding that we've made it clear we won't be attending. Fine, I'm thinking "E" is hoping we'll change our minds and attend. Here is where the shock came for me and DH. Inside the invite is a little insert that states, and I quote..
"In liue of gifts, we have chosen to register for gift cards through the (name of ceremony/reception venue here). We would love for you to help us make our Wedding and Reception the most special day of our lives."
And then it lists the contact info for the venue. We thought that was pretty tacky, but wait I find another insert stating "The Happy Couple is registered at (store name and website here)."
So they are asking guests to help fund their wedding and to buy gifts. I'm actually really not surprised and I don't know if it makes a difference but this is a second marriage for both the bride and groom. Either way we won't be attending the wedding, we won't help fund the wedding, and we won't be buying any gifts. I did go look at their wedding website listed on the invitation to see if they have the same info listed for the venue gift cards and gift registry, they do. And I was bad and had to see what was on the registry. I found some pretty benign items and then some items ranging to $700.00.
I think I am more firm then ever to keep slowly backing away from this couple.