So here is my current dilemma. Our booking deadline was December 19th, so almost three weeks ago. We decided not to chase people for RSVPs because we figure if they wanted to come they book, or at least let us know they would be coming and book later.
So today, January 7th, we had two people (a couple) email our travel agent looking to book for the wedding. The real kicker is that we don't like these two people and only invited them because they were former coworkers of mine. We invited everyone else I worked closely with, and felt we had to invite these two people because we invited everyone else. Not once during the 10 months that our save the dates or invites were out did the mention to us, or anyone else, that they planned on coming to the wedding. I was laid off from my job in mid November, and have only talked to them twice since then, and only because I went out with the other people I use to work with.
So, my question to you all is, how do we politely tell them they can't come to the wedding?!? There is no way I'm having them at our wedding, as we really don't care to ever see these people again. We had a rocky relationship at work, so I'm really not even sure why they would want to come in the first place.
I was thinking of saying something like this: "Thanks for your interest in attending our wedding, unfortunately the booking deadline was December 19th, and since you expressed no interest to us in attending our wedding, we had to assume that you would not be attending. We have submitted our guest list to the resort and are unable to add more people at this point..."
That last part is a lie, as we could add people if we wanted, but we really don't want these two people attending our wedding.