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post #31 of 127
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Those are some of the craziest things i have ever heard! seriously pay for you cake???

alcohol okay. i had my guest pay for mixed drinks but beer, wine and soda were free.

buy your own food??? wth where those people thinking? I would have walked up to them gift in hand and said sorry i was going to give you this great great, but i have to return it now to afford the meal. have a great married life!

hey, ive got an idea! maybe one of the bridesmaids can sit at the bathroom door and take $5/bathroom use for the honeymoon fund!

some peoples kids...
post #32 of 127
Mrs-A you've really got to submit your wedding story to www.etiquettehell.com ! It qualifies. It really qualifies!!
post #33 of 127
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Originally Posted by SPCC


I went to a wedding that had a cash only bar you had to pay for everything except water. (bride/Groom didn't inform anyone) Needless to say my hubs and I got 1 beer and a glass of wine and spent 12 dollars.



Where I come from anything but a cash bar is almost unheard of. I think I've only been to 1 wedding in my life that didn't have a cash bar and that one was only open through dinner and then you had to pay. I always expect to pay for beverages at a wedding. It certainly helps keep people from drinking too much! icon_smile.gif
post #34 of 127
what I always warned brides about in reference to cash or open bar was that if they were providing free alcohol in any form, then they really needed to be sure to provide PLENTY of free soft drinks for non-drinkers. Nothing pi$$es off a guest more than to be at an event where ".....you could drink all the BEER you wanted but if you WEREN'T an alcoholic, then it was gonna cost ya!"

Actually had a bride do this .... back when I first got started. She had a wine punch (and I spent most of the night keeping the kids out of the punch bowl!) and free beer and wine. But non drinking guests had to BUY cokes at the VFW bar. And let me tell you, they were absolutely PO'd about it!!
post #35 of 127
i have a feeling that anyone who only wants to pay $1 per serving of wedding cake would grossly miss the point of inviting less guests in order to afford a more expensive one... If they were only inviting 25 people, they'd only be willing to pay $25 for the cake.

Id let them know in the sweetest way possible (ha!) that, "although I hate to miss out on being a part of your special day, I just dont have any cakes that come in the One-Dollar-Design, the One-Dollar-Size, or the One-Dollar-Flavor" icon_biggrin.gif

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post #36 of 127
diem! you mean you don't have a dollar-menu like all the fast food joints? I'm shocked! icon_surprised.gif

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post #37 of 127
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

I've even heard of people that were charging a "cover charge" for their reception...stating that it was to offset the cost of the alcohol being served (but even people that don't drink had to pay it to get in).....can you imagine being CHARGED to attend someone's wedding AND then feeling compelled to give them a gift??? HA! Yeah right!



That would be a real easy RSVP - "Sorry, would love to come but between the bridal shower gift and the wedding gift, I can't afford it."
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post #38 of 127
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Sorry - that was me falling over in disbelief after reading some of these tacky stories!! I can't imagine being that cheap or tacky. Ay ay ay ay ay!
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post #39 of 127
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Originally Posted by newmansmom2004

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Sorry - that was me falling over in disbelief after reading some of these tacky stories!! I can't imagine being that cheap or tacky. Ay ay ay ay ay!


I'm telling ya .. you've GOT to check out www.etiquettehell.com . Stories on there that make these look like Emily Post. icon_eek.gif
post #40 of 127
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Originally Posted by newmansmom2004

((THUD))

Sorry - that was me falling over in disbelief after reading some of these tacky stories!! I can't imagine being that cheap or tacky. Ay ay ay ay ay!

I'm telling ya .. you've GOT to check out www.etiquettehell.com . Stories on there that make these look like Emily Post. icon_eek.gif



LOL - OK, Debi, that very first post on etiquettehell was SO bizarre and un-freaking-believable that I can't imagine anything topping that one!!!
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post #41 of 127
I have one to add to the mix.

A couple of years ago we were invited to a small wedding of a friend that my husband knew in high school. Nevermind the fact that we hadnt seen or heard from him in 6 years, still no clue how he found our address.

Posh invites, very expensive with a separate card inviting us to the reception. Printed on the bottom underneath the time and place it stated that we were required to bring a bottle of "top shelf" liquor to donate to the reception. Then in tiny print underneath that it said "No cheap alcohol please"

icon_eek.gif I think we brought a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20
post #42 of 127
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Originally Posted by Jayde

I have one to add to the mix.

A couple of years ago we were invited to a small wedding of a friend that my husband knew in high school. Nevermind the fact that we hadnt seen or heard from him in 6 years, still no clue how he found our address.

Posh invites, very expensive with a separate card inviting us to the reception. Printed on the bottom underneath the time and place it stated that we were required to bring a bottle of "top shelf" liquor to donate to the reception. Then in tiny print underneath that it said "No cheap alcohol please"

icon_eek.gif I think we brought a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20



Too funny - glad you heeded the advice and went with a "top shelf" liquor!! icon_razz.gif I got sick on that stuff one New Year's Eve years ago and have never had it since!
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post #43 of 127
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Originally Posted by love2makecakes

do you have those clients where you just want to point out to them that their wedding guest are going to come and give them a $50 gift and they are telling me they do not want to do favors (to save money of course) and want to spend as little as possible for a slice of cake to save money ($1/slice to be exact)? sometimes i just want to say, why dont you just invite less people and give them some fabulous cake to go with the expensive meal you are already providing?



I love wedding favors, but I know many people really don't, and either leave them at the wedding or throw them away once they get home. We did simple wrapped chocolates thinking that at least people will eat those: half were left at the wedding. I can't really fault people for wanting to save money in that area.

I know this isn't the majority opinion on a cake board icon_smile.gif, but the cake really wasn't a huge deal for our wedding. We served four courses, including dessert, before the cake, so it was really only a tradition thing for us. I didn't allocate a huge portion of my budget to cake. Of course, I didn't want more than my budget allowed!
post #44 of 127
IMO there are only two things at a wedding that people remember. 1. what the bride was wearing. 2. What the cake looked and tasted like.

and the above is what I usually tell brides. I ask them to remember the last wedding they went to. and the cake and dress are the first thing that comes to their mind.

Some reply with OMG you are so right. Others reply with Oh No!! let me call you back after I adjust the budget. Then some just dont care, they want to skimp. icon_lol.gif
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post #45 of 127
Tesso- I always remember what the food tasted like too. LOL
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