Wedding Invitation

by Mary
(Pennsylvania)

I invited one of my very best friends to my sons wedding this summer. This is a friend that I spend most of my social activities with. Save the date notices went out several months ago. From the start she has been reluctant to commit & never said once. That she would be looking forward to sharing this date with us. Instead She said she might have to go to a grandchilds birthday that weekend.. The wedding is out of state. This friend has just informed me that one of her granddaughters is having a birthday party on the same day and so she & her significant other cannot attend. Both my husband and I are crushed.. This kids birthday party will be one more of many others. A wedding is usually a one time event. Do you agree or are we over reacting.?

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Hello Mary,

Clearly your feelings are hurt which is certainly understandable. However, no one can control the actions of others which can lead to this type of disappointment. Since this is a long standing relationship, please considered discussing this decision with your friends. I believe it is better manners to peacefully probe the situation than it is to be silent harboring a resentment that may ruin your relationship. Give it a try.

Good luck.

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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