Friday, April 19, 2013
Sometimes I am in utter shock and awe with the boldness of some people, even when they mean well. As many know, I am getting married in less than five months. I know a ton of people are extremely happy for me and Derrell and I appreciate their support. HOWEVER, I do not get, nor will I ever understand, those folks who self-invite themselves to events or give you the assumptive invite like, "When is your wedding again? Great, I will be there!" You can't assume that because I told you the date, I want you to come. And here is the thing: I DO want them to come. If it were up to me and someone else was fronting the bill, every person I have ever spoke a "hello" to would be there. But since my parents are Lonnie and Traci and not Donald and Ivanka, that can't happen.
How do I handle this? I will be sending out invitations in the next 6 weeks. For the past few months I have gotten invitation requests, emails letting me know of their attendance, in-your-face "I want to come", and all of the above. I was considering a couple of things: 1.) I could temporarily deavticate my FB account until after the wedding so that only the folks who are close to me will be able to contact me (I know this is cowardice) or 2.) I couldpost a status on FB saying that while I wish everyone I know and love could be a part of our special day, we will have to reserve the festivities for our closest friends and families. What do you think?