Friday, May 15, 2015

Thank you for the invitation but who are you?

On Wednesday we received an invitation to a wedding evening reception. That was very lovely - except we had no idea who the bride and groom were.

With a bit of Sherlock masterminding we found the happy couple on Facebook but still didn't recognise them. Nor did we know any of their friends. 

A dilemma: should we turn down the invite; accept and hope for the best; or come clean? It seemed rather rude to say thank you but who are you? And the reception was in a venue that undeniably did good food.

The invite came through the post so whoever they were they had our address but they hadn't used our surname so could we be the wrong couple? But even so, we must be in someone's address book.

I put it off for 2 days before replying and suggesting that possibly the invite had come to us by mistake.

Turns out it hadn't. The groom's mother is one of my oldest (in that we've been friends since childhood) friends. 

How was I to know?!


Katney said...

We've had that happen. Seems the bride was using her legal name but we knew her with her stepfather's name.

nick said...

Perhaps you should have gone anyway, even if you had no idea who the couple were. That would have caused a very interesting scenario.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

That is just hilarious :-)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

That's nice . She remembers you fondly ... and she's proud of her son , too .