The next day she showed up to work with an invitation for me and a guest to her wedding.
She knew very well that I had other plans on her wedding day as we had talked several times about my plans and she even gave it to me saying "I know you can't come but I thought you might like an invitation anyways."My friend and I could not help but laugh at this invitation one day over lunch.
Anyway, I am of the mindset that a wedding present should be a gesture of love and generosity from the friend or loved one--not demanded or expected. I've known "Sandy" since high school, which was in a small town.
Given the situation and how I felt about it, I chose to treat this statement as if they were giving me two choices when it came to giving them a wedding present. We ended up going to the same small college, 4 hours away from home, and we were good friends, even making the trip home together on weekends or holidays.
My mother didn't even know about it until I mentioned it in a phone call. I was doing a 6 week co-op placement during my first semester in college.
I saw her slightly less around this time, as she was constantly visiting her fiancé at another college.
I received a wedding invitation from a friend who was getting married.
Both young and just starting out, she and her husband were getting married in a simple ceremony, with a reception to follow.
She was starting to get her reply cards back and was very upset that she was getting a lot of declines.
She was mostly upset because the declines were family - she had her wedding date picked out but did not send out save the date cards or make it well known and a cousin of hers (who did know her date) sent out her invitations very early with the same wedding date - she found this out when she got her invitation in the mail earlier.