Simi, a recently licensed attorney who is soon to be wife of Dr. Sid, a Nigerian Singer-Songwriter and Dentist, planned a bachelorette party in Las Vegas with her friends. She is based in Lagos. Her sister actually coordinated the event.
Her friends did not show up. It ended up being just her and her sister. So, she made a decision. She un-invited the friends who stood her up from (attending) her wedding. One of those friends shared the email with celebrity blogger Linda Ikeji. The story has since gone viral.
What would you do if you were in Simi’s position?
Nigeria to Vegas is a very looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong flight though.
Subject: Bachelorette Party
I”m emailing in regards to my bachelorette party in Vegas. I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt that, out of courtesy and regard for me, you would have communicated to me or Titi in advance that you will not be able make the trip.
I communicated with you on different occasions beforehand and at no point did you tell me you couldn’t make it or at least mention your reasons for not showing up. Titi spent a lot of time, effort and money planning the Vegas trip, with a lot on the itinerary already paid for, but you couldn’t be considerate enough to respond to the final email confirming arrival dates and times saying you couldn’t make it.
After careful thought of your actions towards me, I would like to let you know formally that you are not invited to Sidney and I’s wedding. I would like to share it with the ones who truly care and support me – friends I can count on, who equally hold me in high regard.
Thanks & God bless.