Return to the Wedding Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Invitation from ????

Posted by carolinawren (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 17, 10 at 8:47

Have you ever received a wedding invitation and wondered how you know the parents or the bride and groom? Every year my husband and I receive a few wedding invitations that leave us wondering "Who are these people?". With a little detective work we usually find out that they are an employee, or child of an employee, for the large company where my husband works. These invitations come from people that he works with very rarely, or not at all. We can't help thinking that this is a way to extend their present giving circle. We decline the RSVP promptly, but do not send a gift. Last year, after doing the same, my husband never even ran into these people at work. Why do people send out invitations to those they do not know?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Invitation from ????

Ignorance and/or greed. Sounds like you've handled it well.

RE: Invitation from ????

Yep, gift grabbers. We have received a few invitations like this and have declined them. I didn't send a gift but I did send a card wishing the couple happiness. NancyLouise

RE: Invitation from ????

It may be to increase the gusts at wedding ceremony and to express the other family.

RE: Invitation from ????

Actually your original guess is probably the best one--your husband works at a big company. Some employees are concerned that if they invite Joe in accounting and don't invite another employee that they will create enemies. Usually men don't care if somebody else is invited and they are not--but since you can turn down the invitation if you don't know them well I don't see the harm. People who aren't in a big company don't usually get mystery invitations.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Wedding Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here