Wednesday, August 6, 2008

question du jour

Hmmm, so I have a reply card for a wedding invite that I need to send in. I can't go to the wedding, it's the same day as a good friend of Steve's in Iowa. The wedding is an old high school friend that I've barely seen since, and we talk mostly thru facebook/myspace, so frankly, even if we didn't have Steve's wedding, I probably wouldn't go. I was quite surprised I was invited, to be honest.

When sending back the card, I marked "decline with regrets" but wanted to write a little note to the bride. Should I say "wish I could come, but we have another wedding" or is that rude to say, making it sound like hers is less important? I just don't want her to think I am blowing off the wedding or anything! Is there a nice way to say I'll be out of town? Can I just say that I have a family event?

7 comments:

lspoon said...

Yeah just say you're out of town. She'll understand.

Lauren said...

Yeah, family event or saying your out of town works. Maybe send a card closer to the day, just to show you care.

Jilian said...

Yeah, you're making it too complicated. Just say "Sorry to miss the fun, we'll be out of town :( Best Wishes!"

legallyheidi said...

i would say something like "sorry we can't make it, wish we could be there, congrats and best wishes" i think that should suffice <3

Ohmygoshi said...

I would say something like "We're bummed we're missing out, but we wish you all the best! Congratulations!"

La Petite Belle said...

I would say something like "I'm SO sorry but due to a previous commitment we won't be able to attend" you don't have to say which commitment, that's really beside the point, if you committed to something before this wedding, even if it's less important, they should understand.

Maxie said...

You could say you have a prior engagement or you'll be out of town... I'm sure she'll understand