WTF Tiered weddings

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  1. Shamrock12

    Shamrock12 Bouncy... Bouncy...

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    Has anyone been invited to one of these? Basically the bride/groom do their ceremony and dinner, but you get a formal invite for dessert/dancing only. I got one and tossed it in the trash, seems like an odd scam to get presents out of everyone without having to pay for their dinner.
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    Good for you. Fuck that nonsense.
     
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    i'm in the golden years of no weddings

    all the people I know are married or single and never getting married
    and all the kids are still kids and years away from getting married

    weddings are the fucking worst
     
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    I like them if I know the couple well.

    Luckily most of my good friends aren't planning on tying the knot, saves me some $$$
     
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    Shamrock12 Bouncy... Bouncy...

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    But the idea of asking someone to get dressed up and wait until late night to join the left overs of a reception is just absurd.
     
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    Miss Manners would have a stroke
     
  7. Swedish John

    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    Open or cash bar?
     
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    Never heard of such a thing. Seems very awkward. You should rsvp with a resounding

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    I'd toss that right in the fucking trash and send them a 20% coupon to Bed Bath and Beyond.. What an insult.
     
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    Destination Weddings. Pay the added expense to travel to said destination, or stay home and send a gift.
     
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    Doesn't say, assuming cash
     
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    Okay, glad I wasn't the only one that opened it and said what the fuck hahaha.
     
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    Wedding invites should indicate the type of bar IMO :lookatme:
     
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    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    Yeah, fuck that noise.
     
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    Weddings are one of the most miserable experiences. Last one I went to, they waited til 10pm to feed us dinner and then we got tiny little non-filling portions. Then the couple who has this $60k wedding splits up almost immediately after getting married, with the divorce final on what would have been their 1 year anniversary. We only went because the couple were long time friends of my husband and sort of responsible for our (husband and me) netting for the first time. I hated the bride. She was the biggest back stabbing troll bitch who flirted with my husband every chance she got. Like he would dump me for a troll! The least they could have done was return the gifts that people gave. That's $500 we will never see again.
     
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    Reading this, I realized we unknowingly has a "tiered" wedding 20 years ago. Our choice definitely wasn't for gifts but to appease everyone and our budget. My side is huge. My husband's is very small. My parents wanted a lavish black tie affair, my husband and I wanted a very informal beach party. We compromised with having a very formal brunch for 100 (mostly family). We then had a huge beach BBQ for 300.
    Since there was a 2 hour lapse between the ceremony and beach party, guests were given packets of "things to do" in the area, including booklets of tickets to the boardwalk rides. We also had trailers brought in so people could change from formal clothes to beach clothes.
    I can't remember if there were any complaints from our guests.
     
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    So fucking tacky
     
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    You did the right thing...

    or if you want to return the favor, rsvp and not show up.
     
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    Yep, if they're chintzy enough to invite you for dessert only, that's probably the case.
    I'd gladly forego the ceremony, but if you're not even being invited for dinner, forget about going at all.

    @Nachogrande 's suggestion of the 20% BB&B coupon is the perfect response to this kind of thing.
     
  20. Tovahund

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    Never heard of it. That is height of classlessness. They can fuck off. :D