In part to preempt her sister Nora from stealing her perfect wedding, Stella convinces Ted to move their wedding up to that weekend on Shelter Island. Beyond Shelter Island not being quite the place that Marshall, Lily or Barney want to be, the wedding faces some immediate issues when Stella learns that Ted has telephoned Robin in Japan to invite her to the wedding, the invitation which she accepted. This move violates Stella's no-ex's at weddings policy as she fears that Ted seeing his ex will bring up old, unresolved feelings. The only thing that could be worse for Stella is if Lucy's father, Tony, was at the wedding. Ted is torn as he really would like Robin, one of his best friends, there. Lily thinks that she has a plan to get Stella to allow Robin to attend, but that plan has some unexpected consequences. When Robin arrives, she has her own admission for Ted. Written by
Did You Know?
One of Barney's formulas says: CH3CH2OH=OHOHOH. CH3CH2OH is the chemical notation of alcohol. See more
Stella states that she is born and bred in New Jersey, but in the scene where she talks about Tony not letting her daughter go to the wedding she speaks with a clear Canadian accent - her pronunciation of "aboot" as Robin is generally teased for is a dead giveaway. See more
Kids, usually a moral comes a the end of the story, but this one is so important I'm saying it now: never invite an ex to your wedding.
Waiting for an Invitation
Performed by Benji Hughes See more