I ran into a really good friend of mine on Tues and we were talking and she said “let me ask you this.” Her in-laws are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary later this summer and her sister-in-law wanted to have a great big party. My girlfriend suggested that just the immediate family go. Their kids and grand-kids. They had just had a big 65th party for the Mother in law last winter so she said “why don’t we just wait and have a big one for the 45th?”
So the next thing she knows is she gets this invitation in the mail saying that “the children of “so and so” are having an anniversary party so please join us at “such and such” down in MPLS.” RSVP to the “children of” with contact info for each child.”
Her question to me is “who’s paying?”
These people can’t afford something like this. Both her and her husband work hard and would have to really save for a while to pay for something like this and it looks to her like it’s their invite so they should be paying but she told the sister-in-law that they better get a bank loan because her and her husband don’t have the money to do something like this with no warning. It’s in one month. Also, she invited brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and “good” friends.
What do you think? If you got an invitation like this, what would you “assume?”