Wednesday, August 6, 2008


I'm busy trying to pull my hair out after a very VERY infuriating call with my mother.

She's been pulling a weird stunt where she'll go off and buy stuff for the wedding and then tell me about it later. (I've talked her out of the bright orange table cloths and crepe paper) Today she called about some floating candles she found, I was thinking she wanted them for the shower and then she went on about the reception.

Uh, let's see at this point we have pumpkins, baskets and candy on the tables. Anything more and people won't be allowed to eat. Oh but now she wants to hollow out the pumpkins and then float the candles in there, uh no, I don't want any leaking pumpkins. And there is no time to de-pulp 12 pumpkins.

Well that led to the real reason I am ripping my hair out right now. My Mother seems to have it in her mind that it is bad etiquette to call up people who didn't bother to RSVP. (I should mention that this is the same woman who thought that I should have put our registration information right onto our wedding invitations)

There's something I am missing here, I will be forking over tons of money so that these people can eat and drink and it's rude to expect them to send in a little card I already stamped for them and failing that call them so that we don't waste food and moolah?

I know my family, when it comes to parties involving me no one shows up. My confirmation had a whole three people there and the highschool graduation party it was just me and my friends. Everyone kept saying "Oh a wedding will be different." Yeah but let's just say there isn't a great track record here.

So I don't care what my mother seems to think I am gonna call everyone who was too lazy to send in an RSVP card just so that we don't have the poor caterers make up plates for people who can't be bothered to come and see me for another milestone.

Okay, I feel a bit better now. And I even have a few hairs left.


Jennifer said...

Call them. And shoot, you want my mom to call your mom? Then they can drive each other crazy and leave us alone!

Blablover5 said...

That would be very nice. What is it about weddings that allow everyone to go insane?

Ms. 122 said...

omg, count my mom in on that phone call!

Riley (aka Rachel) said...

I'm planning on calling the people who don't RSVP for our wedding.... I don't think it's rude. Like you said, you don't want to have to pay for all this food if it's just going to go to waste!

LOL - Mothers can totally push our buttons, can't they?? So can future Mother-in-laws....
Good luck!

Kara said...

I would call them. My mother is the same way. I had a bit different vision for my reception and somehow it is closer to my mom's vision rather than mine...I smell what you're stepping in!

Guilty Secret said...

Not RSVPing is so rude.

In my opinion, you're being polite by calling them because you're still giving them a chance to come despite their rudeness!