So FH and I are getting married in June (thanks for everyone's input on my other thread)! We also have a number of friends getting married this summer. One in particular, I just got the invite when I got home today and I need to vent for a minute about this before he gets home because I don't want to say anything mean about it to him (it is the wedding of one of his friends).
So background, we have known about this wedding for a while (date/location) even though no STD or invite had been sent. So we have already planned to fly cross country for this wedding (we both have taken time off work, booked flights and hotels) - it is important to FH to be there, and I want to support him/meet his friends prior to our wedding.
So today we get the invite, 6 weeks before the wedding date (ok fine) - a postcard with a personal note (fine) - RSVP on the website (fine).
On said website I discover - wedding is at a campsite, they are camping Fri/Sat night and guests are invited to camp with them for free if they bring their own tents and food (we already booked hotels, which is fine with me, I don't want to camp anyway, but might have been nice to know prior). The wedding on Saturday is a potluck (but there is a note that if you are flying to be there, you get a pass on bringing food, so we are exempted) and BYOB. For a registry, you can sign up to help/work during the wedding day (one of the things you can sign up for is making a big pot of mashed potatoes for dinner) or contribute $ to something on their 'wish list' - also there is a list of things to "please refrain" from buying them.
I will go with a smile on my face and a card with a cheque in it but, gah. Just needed to vent for a sec!