I went to a wedding recently and it was one of the worst social experiences of my life. Guests got to choose a "time slot" they could attend, either 2:00pm - 5:00pm or 5:00pm - 8:00pm. We (my husband) choose the earlier slot. When we were getting ready to leave the wedding at 5:00pm, the groom told us we could stay for dinner, but we ad already arranged with our kids we' be home at a certain time. When we said goodbye to the bride, she did not invite us to stay. We went out for dinner on the way home, because we were hungry after just eating cheese and crackers. Apparently when we left there was a nice dinner that was brought out. On the couples social media site it didn't reference anything to choosing a time like the paper invitations - this was so confusing we didn't know what to do. I'm writing this because I don't want anyone to ever go through what we went through. The wedding was over a holiday weekend and the next day the bride at the last minute wanted to go out for dinner, etc., her husband had a guy activity planned so she wanted to do something too. So I spent that day going to a mall, etc. to do what she wanted to do last minute! She never even sent a thank you note for our gift. I'm to the point where I never want to see the couple again. Not everyone has to have a big wedding, but if you're going to do a wedding, you should do it right and be considerate of others.