Alyssa Pearce had suffered physical, emotional abuse at the hands of two people who were supposed to love and cherish her, and was then being “bullied” to invite them to her upcoming wedding.
The 23-year-old wrote about the situation in a Reddit post from five months ago that went viral this week.
And so she gave them what they wanted: an invite.
Alyssa Pearce, who is getting a Ph.D. in applied linguistics, was inspired to write the invitation after a family member harassed her to invite her parents, and she said she “snapped.”
“So I went home and wrote my parents the de-invitation. I opened up a Word document, found the nicest calligraphy font I could, loaded up the printer with some of the lovely parchment paper left over from the other invitations, and wrote,” she said. “I then found a nice matching envelope, addressed it with a fancy gold pen, and posted it. I mean, if you’re going to send someone a memorable stuff you’ve really got to put in some effort. You may as well go all-out.”
In an update on Reddit she added, “The aisle is only wide enough for one awesome person, so I’ll be walking myself down.”