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@carolbee (16244)
United States
September 5, 2009 9:30am CST
Recently we were invited to an anniversary party for friends. They were renewing their vows and had a nice party planned. My husband was out of town and I didn't want to go alone so I stayed home. Also have my 45th reunion coming up next month and my husband didn't want to go. I'm not going because I don't want to go alone. Am not afraid of being out and about alone but since I have a spouse, it would be nice if he was able to go also. Wish there was a way the host/hostess would include a list of people who are invited to such events and going to be able to join in the festivities, including the reunion, so we could make a better decision about going alone or simply not going at all. Think it's a good idea?
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@byfaithonly (10717)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Hey as a single lady I know where your coming from I hate going to things like that alone. Agree a list of who was coming and better yet who else will be 'stag' would be a great solution - maybe we could contact someone else on the list and attend the function with them rather than missing the fun setting home.
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@carolbee (16244)
• United States
6 Sep 09
It might be fun to contact someone who is going or going alone. Meet up with friends we haven't seen in years. My husband also graduated from the same high school. He is a year younger so he does know alot of people from my class. He was bored the last time and doesn't want to go this year. Don't really blame him. I don't mind going anywhere alone but really don't want to go to the reunion alone. Thanks for responding.
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@byfaithonly (10717)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I don't blame him either - when I was married I went to husband's class reunion with him, didn't know a single person there (I actually knew/know 3 people he went to school with but none of them went). It was the longest evening of my life but was there for him and he had a great time.
@jillhill (37357)
• United States
5 Sep 09
For my class reunion they actually did this....they had a sign up sheet they posted on the internet on a website.....and it was nice to check and see who would be there....although they accepted latecomers if they wanted to join in....it is a very good idea!
@carolbee (16244)
• United States
6 Sep 09
We also have a class website but nothing is posted other than the dates, etc. I would love to know who is going. It might make me change my mind and go alone. Would also love to see a list of people invited to personal parties, etc. Don't know if this will ever happen though. Thanks for responding.
@lawana_f (327)
• United States
5 Sep 09
For major events like this it is now popular to have a 'myspace' or 'facebook' that has messages about the event. It is a matter of asking the host about this and if there is something you want to see there it is deemed appropiate to ask them to include that in the website they are using while they plan the event. I think it is a good idea and I will add it to our families next event. Thank you for the idea. But this means that people will have to RSVP to the event.
@carolbee (16244)
• United States
5 Sep 09
In my case, it would help me decide if I was going alone to a particular event. Am really talking more about the reunion decision to go alone. Friend's parties it wouldn't make that much difference since I know most of the people going. Am not a member of Facebook or Myspace on purpose. I might like it...lol Thanks for responding.