This joke about partial wedding invites turned out to be oh-so-relatable – 15 favourite responses
It began when someone called @braintree_ on Twitter posted this rather good joke about wedding invites. Or, rather, the absence of them.
Someone please invite me to your wedding reception so I can buy this unnescessarily passive aggressive card. pic.twitter.com/FNPr3lmbtK
— Shanine #PowerSalmon (@braintree_) April 14, 2019
And it obviously struck a chord with people – lots of people – many of whom shared their own wedding nightmares.
Here are our 15 favourites.
I was invited (no partner) to the ceremony and then the reception but not the dinner and bits in between. Had to spend a number hours hanging out in local pubs waiting for the moment when I was allowed to rejoin the more important guests…
— Jen (@Jensti) 14 April 2019
Looking forward to arriving stone cold sober whilst everyone else (who you clearly like much better than me) are already three sheets to the wind, therefore making any socialising virtually impossible. So, yeah, thanks, can't wait.
— Laura Collins-Mills #FBPE🇪🇺 (@LeftieLau) 14 April 2019
Ah – one of the most mortifying experiences of my life was when we were sent an invitation to a wedding, but once we saw the table plans we realised that was a mistake and they'd meant to only invite us to the 'evening do.' We crept away….
— Annie Fox (@anniekathfox) 14 April 2019
The inside should read ‘thanks also for saving me the cost of a wedding present. PS I hope there’s a free bar’
— Problem Child (@Footinit) 14 April 2019
My husband received an invite to a wedding that was addressed to him “+1”. This was from a couple who came to OUR wedding a few months previously! (Day guests, not just evening) I refused to go, I found it so rude, so husband went without me. 😂
— Rachel Boys (@RachelBoys) 14 April 2019
I’ve said it before, being invited to the evening is like joining the titanic after it’s hit the iceberg
— Craig (@itscraigy) 14 April 2019
I was once invited to the church ceremony, NOT the dinner, then back *again* for the Evening Do. Early on in my career as a wedding guest, I went along with it 🤦🏼♀️
— Rebecca Hughes (@becclestown) 14 April 2019
"Looking forward to hearing about the ceremony and meal from other guests"
— Shanine #PowerSalmon (@braintree_) 14 April 2019
I’ve been invited to two hen parties but not the actual weddings.
— Kaz Simmons (@KazSimmons) 14 April 2019
I love an evening doo. All the run of a wedding no church. And cake.
— Katharine Sullivan (@KatharineSully) 14 April 2019
I got invited to just the evening do once, on the night we got word that the booze had run out early so I bought loads of cans and sold them to my mates at a horrendous mark up
— louis (@help_its_louis) 14 April 2019
Do they have any "Thank you for the invitation to your birthday party a week on Friday which is 3 hours drive away and would involve a day off work and an overnight stay" cards? Asking for a friend.
— Xanderl (@hinge_xanderl) 14 April 2019
I was once invited to a wedding with a request for our deposit for the meal. The rest was payment on the day. Invite was declined 😬
— No Strange Kate AKA Cathy Chesham (@WhosKateStrange) 14 April 2019
Perhaps coming from a different cultural background where your invitations are generous and you cater for everyone's food and drink generously throughout the day, I always look at these 'partial invitations' as naked requests for presents or money.
Straight in the bin they go.
— James Archer #Let'sCallTheWholeThingOff (@JamesArcher767) 14 April 2019
I once went to a reception (cermony took place overseas without guests) when at the end of the meal the groom stood up. We clapped awaiting speech, he picked up a long piece of paper and calcualted the cost of the meal (it was the receipt) and announced how much we had to pay.
— Karen (@KD_Creative_UK) 15 April 2019
And then there was this flip side.
I’m absolutely ok with being in someone’s life but not close enough to them that they want to spend £50 on a meal for me 😂 weddings are expensive. An invite to the evening reception in my eyes is basically an apology that they’re not rich enough to invite you to the whole day!
— G e m m a (@sausage_carrot) 15 April 2019
We have a card that says ‘Sorry I can’t be bothered’ – no passive aggressiveness just truth over here. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/qtCu93lwXT
— Mean Mail (@meanmail) 14 April 2019