We’re going to my husband’s cousin’s wedding this weekend. We got invited earlier this fall, and knew we would attend, but my husband was not asked to be in this wedding. We were both glad – it’s a lot less expensive to wear your own clothes than to rent a tux, and my husband would rather just sit and enjoy the goings on anyway.
But yesterday, he got an email from his cousin that was sent to my husband as well as about 10 other guys, reminding them to pick up their tuxes and be sure to arrive at the rehearsal by 6pm on Friday. Allrighty then. We were both laughing when we read the email. I know that the bride has done most of the planning for this wedding – I’m thinking that getting the male wedding party together might have been one of the only tasks that the groom had. Oops! Good thing he sent out that email! And it’s also a good thing we were planning to to go the wedding anyway.
Luckily they are renting tuxes from the same place that the other cousin used in July, and they still have my husband’s measurements on file. He called them yesterday and paid for the tux over the phone, and it will be waiting for him on Friday. So that’s $136 we hadn’t planned to spend, but that’s how life goes. Happily, I found a rehearsal dinner dress at Kohls for $10 (marked down from $50) and a dress for the wedding at TJMaxx for $17.
While it’s a bummer to have unexpected expenses come up, it’s nice to finally be in a position where we have a savings cushion to fall back on, and no debt to worry about. And knowing how easy-going both my husband and his cousin are, I think this little communication breakdown will be a good source of humor on the weekend.