Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dear Emily Post.....

I opened up a new post because I was going to write about colours or maybe hair dos or something style related.
Just before I started writing though I checked my email and found this from my second cousin...

Hey!!! I just was informed that you have a date? and that your having a small wedding in Sept, I would understand, but I do hope that I am invited :( but I promise that I would understand totally! Anyways on a better note let me know the details...

My dad's sister is her grandmother, we were really close when we were children as she is the cousin closest in age, but I haven't seen her in over ten years at least! She didn't even come to my sisters baby shower last year when the rest of her family did.
My aunt isn't even invited! Am I crazy or is this a fail in etiquette? Obviously since we are having only our parents, siblings and best friends there that is what I'm going to reply with because it's the truth. I know these relatives might be the ones whose noses are put out of joint because they have accused me in the past of thinking I'm too good for them.

I swear next post will be about hair or makeup or colours!

3 comments:

AmyJean said...

At least she didn't email you like she was ALREADY invited... I think that is worse. But i know it must be hard trying to plan a small wedding and getting an email that is hoping for an invite! You have to stick to your guns... i'm sure there's a nice way to write back "sorry you're not invited?!?"
RelentlessBride

Mo said...

I would just write back and tell her you're having just your immediate family and that you hope she understands. I agree with AmyJean--at least her email doesn't presume that she is invited! That definitely makes your email easier.

Jane said...

That is just rude and puts you in such an awkward position. I know you have the proper tact to let her know, emily post style, that she is not invited! good luck girl!