I was reading about how common it is for people to invite themselves to your wedding in E and just had to share this story.
I was friends with a girl in high school but have not talked to her since graduation (over 8 years ago) but am friends with her on FB. She randomly messaged me on Christmas day and the exchange went like this:
FB Friend: Merry Xmas, how are you? Hope all is good, I'm going to cut to the chase. I heard you are getting married and and to let you know i haven't received my STD. J/k Just wanted to say hi. I spoke to X and you came up. Anyways, I'll be waiting for the STD.
(X is a mutual friend who is invited)
Me: Holy cow, how are you? Haven't talked to you in what, seven or eight years? How are you? How's life? Yes, I'm getting married, crazy stuff. What have you been up to?
FBF: I know, haven't talked in forever. Things are good, going to school. I still talk to X sometimes and to Y and Z too. When's the big day?
(Y and Z are other HS friends I have no contact with)
Me: Oh, in summer. That's awesome you guys still talk; guess that its easy when you live in the same state. Tell me more about your school, what are you studying? How's everything else?
FBF: Everything is good, school is fine. Sooo... about your wedding, Y, Z, and I are still waiting for your invite. It should be fun and are looking forward to it.
Me: I wish I could invite everyone and have a reunion but it's a small wedding with families. We should all get together next time I'm in town and catch up. What made you go back to school?
FBF: (FB thumbs up emoticon)
That was the last thing she wrote to me and this was over three months ago. I kept trying to bean dip as I've learned here but she would NOT let it go! I felt bad at first because I began to think about how maybe I should invite them to my wedding until I told my FI. FI promptly reminded me that I had not spoken to any of those people in almost a decade and that our wedding was no place for a HS reunion. Things like that remind me of why I love him.
ETA: Can't spell sometimes