Tying the Knot

How NOT to Handle Your Wedding Guest List

As my college roommate would say, “When you’re rude, you need to be told you’re rude. You’re rude and you’re SO rude!”

Ladies and gentlemen, this bride is beyond rude…she lacks all decorum.

A Reddit editor recently posted this screenshot of a bride’s Facebook status explaining who’s not making the guest list and why:


Well, damn. With “friends” like that, who needs enemies?

First of all, Facebook is NOT the venue for telling your friends who and who did not make the cut. Secondly, no. Just no.

The better way to handle this situation is on a case-by-case basis and politely (yet firmly) as possible. Something to the effect of “While we’d love to have all of our friends and family celebrate with us, unfortunately there’s just not enough room in the budget/venue/etc.” Real friends should understand.

On the other hand, people also shouldn’t assume they’re invited to a wedding unless they’ve received an actual invitation. Hopefully, this should help reduce any awkwardness on both sides.

But, whatever you do, don’t take to social media to set the record straight, lest you want everyone to know you have no couth.

About L’Oreal & Jeff

L'Oreal and Jeff

L’Oreal and Jeff met in May 2008, became friends and went on their first date at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium in May 2011. They currently reside in Chicago and are planning a fall 2014 wedding in Baltimore with a LOT of purple details. Despite rooting for rival NFL teams, they love laughing and having fun together and look forward to getting married!