i'm back after a hiatus of studying / hiding / freaking out over my boards... now they're over and results won't be in until after the wedding so... trying to take my mind off of that. whats been going on here?
now that i can finally focus on the wedding i have noticed something very embarrassing: there are three sets of people (two couples and a family) that i have accidentally left off the guest list. i.e. forgotten. i.e. not accounted for and did not confirm their address and they did not receive a wedding invitation. UGH! I'm such an idiot!!
these people are
- a good friend (+ her husband) that i haven't been in touch with as much in the past few years but that used to be a bigger part of my life in the years prior to that... reason we haven't seen each other for this long (we live in the same city) is purely work etc, nothing particular happened
- another good friend, similar story (+his girlfriend), except he lives in Europe so actually did not have a chance to see him for a few years now (but thats not an excuse, I have a lot of friends back home who I did not forget to invite)
- a family of distant relatives that i never see and therefore didn't think to invite but they should have been invited given that i did invite other people i am equally related to (but am closer with/ in touch regularly, so those people did not 'slip my mind') and it will look really bad, like i singled them out or something
The wedding is 8/2/15... our RSVP deadline is 7/5/15... invitations went out a few weeks ago.
Again, I am really mortified and it really is an honest mistake not me trying to sneak in a B list because I know those are gross.
Did this happen to anyone? How did you handle it? I think I want to write each of these people an honest email explaining what happened and apologizing profusely. I feel like this, while bad, is not as bad as just not inviting them at all... correct? how would you feel as that person?
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