Bride-to-be stunned by guest’s ‘rude’ RSVP – but some think he was in the right

Bride-to-be stunned by guest’s ‘rude’ RSVP – but some think he was in the right

A BRIDE-TO-BE who was due to get married in May was left shocked at a “rude” message a guest left on their RSVP. 

Instead of sharing their condolences that the wedding will now not go ahead due to the coronavirus outbreak, they replied: “not going to happen.”

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The anonymous bride, from New York, had sent out invitations for her May 30 ceremony in February, just before many countries went into lockdown. 

She posted a photo of the reply that she got, which said: “Sorry between work and Covid-19, not going to happen.”

The upset bride wrote: “Shaming the guests who thought this was appropriate. I sent out invites before the pandemic began and I just got postponement cards in the mail.”

However, not everyone was convinced that the RSVP was out of line, given China was already feeling the effects of coronavirus in January. 

One person wrote: “Personally I don't consider sending out invites in February ‘pre-pandemic’. 

“There were pretty clear indications the virus was going to hit the US in late January. People were already staying home in February.”

Another added: “I'm not hugely mad about this. It sounds like they're talking about them (work being a them thing) than the wedding going ahead at all. 

“Even if they were, they aren't wrong. I can't imagine going to a wedding in May. I wouldn't go to a wedding in May."

The bride then commented on her post to clear up any “misunderstandings.”

She wrote: “I am not having a reception and my party was supposed to be May 30th. It was recently postponed by my venue and I was waiting for them to make the call based on the New York State pause being extended to May 15th.

“My immediate family was made aware and guests who lived out of state. I am a registered nurse working on a COVID unit so this has been a stressful time regardless of getting married or not.   

“I personally was just taken back by the writing on the RSVP card as I didn't think that was a thing people do.”


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Some people agreed that the wording of the message was “cruel” and could have been phrased differently to acknowledge her feelings. 

However, one person wrote that it “wasn't that big of a deal”.

Another said: “I think you've read too much into the person's comment.”

In March, it was announced in the UK that weddings and all social gatherings, except for funerals, were to be prohibited to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

We previously shared the stories of brides who have had to cancel their weddings due to lockdown. 

We also revealed the moment a bride was arrested and bundled into police car as cops bust coronavirus lockdown wedding.

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