Hitched: Strangers At My Wedding!

This week’s “Hitched” column for The Frisky is about the nasty business of guest lists. Specifically: why, if I’m so shy about professing undying love in front of my family, am I also so frustrated when I’m asked to invite people I barely know to the wedding?

Both of us have been asked to invite people we’ve never met, not seen in years or who we aren’t particularly friendly with. We’ve even been asked to invite people who are definitely not ever going to come to the wedding and everybody, including the invitees, knows it, which I cannot believe people don’t find downright offensive and/or a thinly veiled ploy for more gifts. (It isn’t! I promise! Strangers, I don’t necessarily want your attendanceor your toaster, and I mean that in the kindest possible way!)

Read the rest at The Frisky.


About andrea grimes

Andrea is a journalist living in Austin, TX. She has a master's degree in anthropology and did her thesis work on gender and stand-up comedy. Seriously. Also, she has a bunch of cats. Three of them. Is three a bunch? Discuss.
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2 Responses to Hitched: Strangers At My Wedding!

  1. Allison says:

    It combines something I really love and appreciate —having the support and blessing of my wonderful and caring mom and dad — with something I absolutely loathe — letting them know I have actual, earnest feelings about things, particularly love- and sex-related things.
    Are you me???

    I thought this was one of your best in the series!

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