Surprise, surprise! Tamra's OC Wedding threatened to mess with certain Real Housewives of Orange County friendships when it aired ... Specifically, Tamra and Alexis's bond, which appeared to have been cracked by the show's revelation that Tamra and Eddie Judge were super-close to uninviting Alexis and her husband Jim from their wedding. Upon seeing this dirty laundry aired on TV, Alexis tweeted, "Ok...watching @TamraBarney #tamrasocwedding. All it takes is honesty! If I'm not wanted there- then TELL ME!! Trust me- I have plenty to do!" Wow ... ouch.
Apparently, it was Eddie who felt that Alexis and Jim's invite may need to be revoked, because as Tamra explained on Twitter after the show aired, "[Eddie] did not want any drama with Alexis & Gretchen. He doesn't even know them that well." Oh man, way to start a firestorm, though, huh!?
Eddie may have been very well-meaning, but it's downright delusional to think that you can uninvite anyone unless they've done something unbearably, unforgivably wrong since receiving their invitation. I'm of the belief that once those invites go out, you've pretty much made your bed and need to lie in it. (That's why any debate surrounding who should or shouldn't be in attendance at my recent wedding took place before the final guest list was compiled!)
What's more, good luck to anyone who thinks they can actually steer clear of drama on their Big Day! You don't have to be part of a reality show cast to know most attempts to "drama-proof" your wedding will fail. If a guest is going to act out, they're going to be miserable or angry or throw a temper tantrum no matter what you do. All you can do is attempt to control your own reaction to their behavior.
As far as Tamra and Alexis are concerned, all's well that ends well. Sorta. Alexis tweeted to a fan that she did, in fact, end up attending the wedding, but now she's "almost wishing we hadn't." Eeek. Hopefully, these two are able to put this icky situation behind them. Being that weddings have a tendency to bring out some people's craziest, ugliest side, it's often better to do your darndest to forgive and forget!
What do you think about Alexis almost being uninvited? Do you believe in uninviting guests? How about attempting to preempt ALL drama?
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