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post #16 of 127
I think this is soo sad. Why do couples do this to their guests??? If you know you are on a budget then why don't they do things that are in their budget ooh I don't know smaller guest count, cheaper invites and a cheaper reception place.

Besides doing cakes I also do event planning as well and I have a client who is planning her wedding for next year and I am very up front with her and she had to increase her budget to get what she wants. Also I told her the more guests she invites the more everything else will go up. I think couples really don't realize how expensive it is to have a wedding these days.

I have seen weddings have 300 or 400 of their "closest" friends and family... do you really need that many people at your wedding??? Because I thought wedding for really for the bride and groom? My husband and I got married with one witness and when we renew our vows we are planning to invite people but you better believe it will not be hundreds of people there. They don't realize the more people, the bigger the cake the more expensive it is.
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post #17 of 127
I've got a good one!! My nephew got married last fall, very fancy evening wedding at a winery in Sonoma, Ca the food was to die for: 3 course meal double cut pork chops, etc., etc., the cake was beautiful, the flowers were exquisite...this could have easily been on Platinum Weddings.......

my sister-in-law just told me last month, that they didn't actually get married (file the marriage license) because with their incomes they do better tax-wise remaining single!
post #18 of 127
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #19 of 127
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Originally Posted by Denise

sham wow. That is incredibly tacky. I have heard it all.

Oddly, my uncle is quiet wealthy. When cousin got married, it was really a small do at a local private club during the day. Not formal just family and some friends. They charged for drinks at the bar. Get the h3ll out. Not for cokes or water but for alcohol. My uncle is a millionaire and groom's parents were too.

I can remember thinking "how tacky is this?" and I don't even drink!!



Ha - this is why they are millionaires!!!
post #20 of 127
I work at a grocery store bakery and this store has the cheapest cake prices in town. Seriously, no one can beat them. So this lady was wanting to get some cakes to serve at some kind of event (not a wedding or anniversary dinner, not sure what it was actually) and was amazed at the prices for them. She was telling me how she was checking out other places too and one place, if I remember correctly, had wanted $60 for a cake to feed about 50 people.

I just kinda held her gaze without blinking and said, "Really? 60 bucks? Well for 50 servings that's still a really good deal. Only just over a buck a serving. Not too shabby at all." She just kinda shrugged and ordered a few cakes from the store.

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post #21 of 127
I got a bait and switch story for ya.

My mom's work has a Christmas party every year, 2 yrs. ago they decided they needed to cut expenses and just had a potluck, well almost nobody showed and all the big wigs were mad (because they showed).....so last year they said "we're doing it right this year!"

They secured a party room in a local restaurant (fancy restaurant) and send out nice heat embossed stationary cards inviting everyone to the Christmas party. Enclosed with the card was a "dinner voucher", my mom was so excited as was everyone else...they were going to a nice restaurant w/ great food and for FREE!

They all showed up wearing nice clothes, ready for a great evening.....they got seated and asked the big wigs "what can we order" he says............"anything you like, I'm not your father!" and they all had a big laugh!

My mom ordered shrimp and a salad, they stayed and had drinks for 2 hrs. after dinner and then the bills came out ONE BY ONE and were handed to EACH person. They thought, this is odd....but.......ok, here's my "voucher".

Turns out the "voucher" was good for $10!!!!!!!! The side salad at this place is $18, there is NOTHING on the menu for $10. They started to complain and the big guy was like "did you guys REALLY think the company was paying for all of this?????? We gave you a voucher to help, but come on...be reasonable!!!"

Needless to say I can't WAIT to see what they do THIS year! lol
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post #22 of 127
And here I thought the last reception I attended was tacky--our wedding invitation had a note inside requesting that I bring a large salad with me to the reception.
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post #23 of 127
While I can see having a cash bar at a reception (some couples feel this may cut down on alcohol consumption...and possible trouble that could cause), CHARGING for a piece of cake? A cover charge? Oh my gosh....I've really heard everything! Crazy people!

They're the couples that will end up divorced in a couple of years.
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post #24 of 127
someone tries to charge me for food at a wedding reception, not only am I leaving, but I'm taking my gift with me. icon_twisted.gif

And then I'll have nothing to do all night long but post on facebook what a tacky couple they are! icon_lol.gif
post #25 of 127
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Originally Posted by Minstrelmiss

It is the only "wedding" food at the party. Did anyone have wedding potatoes or wedding chicken? No, it's wedding CAKE!



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post #26 of 127
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someone tries to charge me for food at a wedding reception, not only am I leaving, but I'm taking my gift with me. icon_twisted.gif

And then I'll have nothing to do all night long but post on facebook what a tacky couple they are! icon_lol.gif



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post #27 of 127
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Originally Posted by indydebi

someone tries to charge me for food at a wedding reception, not only am I leaving, but I'm taking my gift with me. icon_twisted.gif

And then I'll have nothing to do all night long but post on facebook what a tacky couple they are! icon_lol.gif



HAhahahahaha! That's awesome!
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post #28 of 127
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Originally Posted by indydebi

someone tries to charge me for food at a wedding reception, not only am I leaving, but I'm taking my gift with me. icon_twisted.gif

And then I'll have nothing to do all night long but post on facebook what a tacky couple they are! icon_lol.gif



I'd be right there with you.

I just got a wedding invitation on Sat. for a wedding like 4 weeks away. It's an out of town wedding for everyone, and there was no information on places to stay or setting up a rate for guests. Then again, it's a beach wedding on Memorial day weekend. Can you say zoo?

Thank goodness I have a wedding cake due the same time as their wedding, so I can't go.
post #29 of 127
My husband and I paid for our own wedding, and we did it cash. Therefore, haha, it was a SMALL wedding...only about 100 guests. I told my mom, no, I'm not inviting your work friends that I've never met. We had exactly the wedding we wanted, and were able to serve awesome food and cake at the reception. Don't regret any of it.

I give quotes to BTB all day long for cakes to feed 200-300...and I don't hear back from a lot of them, haha!
post #30 of 127
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

......after dinner and then the bills came out ONE BY ONE and were handed to EACH person.......l


excuse my swearing but omfg thats just so bleeping wrong!!! i organize our christmas party here and the company always pays for employees AND partners - i had a $10K budget last year (42 people attended) and i told the boss already its going to have to go up as dinner overlooking the sydney opera house isnt cheap icon_smile.gif i hate employers that treat their staff as the enemy

i guess my only tacky wedding story is that ive been invited to the wedding ceremony of a co-worker but not the reception (which i have no problem with as i understand the numbers game) and a few weeks after the wedding the bride said to me " i received your card but not your gift so im wondering if you picked something off the registry yet" as she handed me her registry list (which i already had received in her invite)

my reply was as i only invited to the wedding ceremony and not the reception it didnt think it was necessary to provide a gift plus i arranged the work bridal shower for her, arranged the catering, collected gift money from staff and the company, paid for the bridal shower favors myself etc so i think i had done enough. i still dont know if i was in the wrong but sheshhh i get frustrated when normal people turn brides - they seem to change/get dumber/rude all of a sudden
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