Anywho....we've had our wedding date set for months now (next October), our webpage is up and running, and generally it appears that everyone reasonably close to us is at least aware that (1) we are getting married and (2) there is a date... we'll be sending STDs when the time comes. I wake up Sunday and see that I have a text from sister dearest at 1:30am, asking if we have a wedding date -- I responded and told her the date and that I sent her a link to our site a few weeks ago. She responds back a few hours later with a massive tirade on how she didn't know our date, and she just sent an $8,000 deposit for a group trip to Tuscany (??? It's that much?) and will be gone then and she doesn't understand why she didn't know about the date and why didn't I tell her??????!?!?!? I responded, "Wow. I don't really know what to say, but I sent you the link to our wedding page two weeks ago, I wish you would have checked the date before booking a trip like that! Obviously it'll be disappointing if you can't come, but I'm not about to ask you to walk away from a deposit like that either..." She responds and asks if the date is set in stone, and if our venue has any other dates open in October and "maybe you could switch the date." I tell her we have the venue, florist, photographer, DJ and cake vendors all lined up for that date.
She then proceeds to call my mom and tell her how unreasonable I'm being. How.unreasonable.I'm.being. Confused, my mom asks if she got the link to our web page (all I can think of is Office Space -- "didn't you get the memo?"), and-- the million dollar question-- "Why didn't you just check the date first before booking this trip?" She blames my mom for taking my side.
So there's that. That happened.
At this point, I think she's going to see if anything can be done to switch the date for her trip. I'm not exactly counting on it, but it's not like I'll be devastated if she can't come...just annoyed.