Hello, just wondering what everyone else would do. An old friend sent me a Facebook message on Wednesday (received today) inviting me to the evening reception at her wedding....THIS Saturday! This is a friend I've known since I was around 5 years old. We grew apart a lot when I went away to uni, but have always remained friendly and send Christmas and birthday cards, in addition to meeting up a couple of times per year. I still consider her a close friend. I went to visit her back in February and she mentiond inviting all of the 'dancing girls' to her evening reception (we went to a dancing school for many years, and there's a core group of girls our age who were all friends, but who've grown apart a little). I said this was a good idea. However, an invitation never materialised, which I though was odd since she'd mentioned it to me, but assumed that she'd changed her mind. Then I received the Facebook message, which said that she'd been so busy looking after her little boy (1 year old) that she'd "forgotten to invite me"....hmmmmm. She managed send me the invite to her hen weekend over 2.5 years ago! Anyway, I was just interested in what others would think at receiving this last minute, haphazard invitation? I don't want to chop off my nose to spite my face, but it feels a bit odd. She didn't even wait for my reply. So there are a few thoughts going through my mind: 1) What on earth would I wear? 2) Do I buy a present? I haven't received an invition so therefore no wedding list, is it common for evening reception invitees to bring a gift to the reception? 3) I can't wear any makeup yet on account of having laser eye surgery 4) I'll have to go alone as my boyfriend is busy Saturday night. 5) There are a few faces from the past who I no longer speak to (see previous thread on TES) who might be there.....awkward! 6) I don't really know anyone except the bride and perhaps 2 or 3 other people. 7) Do I let pride get the better of me? The "Whoopsie I forgot" thing seems a bit unlikely... So....would YOU go?