Come, gather ‘round this table, all you from far and near.
Gather ’round this table, for all are welcome here.
— Marty Haugen “Gather ‘Round This Table”
Have you ever been invited to a wedding but really didn’t want to go? Maybe you had a rift with someone in the wedding party, or you were expected to purchase a pricey gift? Or perhaps you didn’t know the couple that well, or you just didn’t want to attend? Whatever the reason, I suspect that many of us have been in the position of declining a wedding invitation.