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October 30, 2019 at 5:42 am #856536FyodorGuest
I do not know for sure, but I think that Bride’s family may not be thrilled with the wedding. As mentioned above, Bride’s family happens to coincidentally live in our same city as us, even as the couple does not. We have at various points invited Bride’s sister and parents over and have received a cool response.October 30, 2019 at 7:49 am #856549FyodorGuest
To clarify, contact information not provided was for Bride’s Family. Bride was there but not family.October 30, 2019 at 9:20 am #856579OracleGuest
Buy extra popcorn.March 29, 2020 at 3:13 pm #878945FyodorGuest
Now I am feeling pretty bad about my cursed monkey’s paw wish that I wouldn’t have to go to the wedding.March 29, 2020 at 3:28 pm #878949BittergaymarkGuest
Oh no! It. Was… YOU!!!!March 29, 2020 at 4:12 pm #878955AngeGuest
Dammit Fyodor, why’d you have to send it international!March 30, 2020 at 6:39 am #879056LisforLeslieGuest
Overkill is an understatement.March 30, 2020 at 10:13 am #879070HelenGuest
I’ve been looking for a target for my pent up rage!! Too bad you seem like such a cool guyMarch 30, 2020 at 1:39 pm #879095veritek33Participant
@Fyodor did you accidentally cancel my wedding too??? ha!
The good news is terrible SIL has hers cancelled too so she’s being nicer. Do your in laws have a cancellation plan now?March 30, 2020 at 2:15 pm #879098FyodorGuest
I think that they were paying for it themselves – not sure how the deposit and cancelation work out financially. Many of these contracts have act of G-d type clauses.
Veritek, I am really sorry that you guys are having to cancel. Hopefully a small silver lining will be your SIL better appreciating her loved ones. Are you guys going to have a private ceremony or hold off on everything?March 30, 2020 at 2:35 pm #879100AllornoneGuest
Thank god they’re not still doing that destination crap. I have no problem with a bride and groom going someplace exotic ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT GUESTS to get married, but I cannot fathom the level of entitlement and self-importance it must take to expect people to spend travel money and vacation time just so you can have a gloried party. Freaking jackholes.
That being said, Fyodor, all you can do is grab some popcorn and watch the drama unfold. Not your circus; not your monkeys. And pray for an open bar.March 30, 2020 at 2:40 pm #879101LisforLeslieGuest
What peeves me about the destination wedding is when they plan it for a vacation spot and then either
1. Demand that guests only stay for the wedding activities and do not come early or stay after the wedding for a vacation
2. Arrange for guests to pay fees that cover the bride and groom’s extra expensive hotel room (e.g. price on web is $300 per night but arrangement with hotel is $400 per night so that the collective extra $$ pays for the bridal suite).