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post #91 of 127
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Originally Posted by Melvira

..... I'd certainly hate to think that people were looking at me and thinking I was gauche!! Now I'm a little embarassed!! icon_lol.gif


heheheehh... its ok.. i dont blame you, i can blame your folks if that helps icon_biggrin.gif

i guess we can always blame the lack of cake is the reason why some bonbonerie are opened up & eaten at the reception

or that there are just some very bad favors out there... like the CD of love songs and photos of the bride & groom from birth to wedding day, seriously i didnt need to hear "the lady in red" while looking at your highschool photos

or the stubbie holder with the bride & groom face on (i think you call this a cossie, its a neoprene thing that keeps your beer can cold-although for a sydney person a cossie is a bathing suit)

now im showing my bad manners by diss'ing wedding favors icon_redface.gif
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post #92 of 127
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Originally Posted by tmgarcia_98


Rather than have a meal, she had buffet lines of finger foods (chicken strips, mini egg rolls, stuffed mushrooms, etc) that were cold by time I got to eat. However, when I walked past the bride & groom's table........they were eating steak, grilled potatoes, salad, a whole spread!!!!!!

I would never serve snacks to my guests as I sat up there eating steak!!!



This happens more often than not... I worked for a hotel for a number of years and saw this several times. I always felt horrible serving up happy-hour style bar food to the guests while the B&G were mowing their way through a T-Bone and/or Lobster right there in front of everyone... at least eat it somewhere where your guests can't see!
post #93 of 127
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Originally Posted by mandymakescakes

This happens more often than not... I worked for a hotel for a number of years and saw this several times. I always felt horrible serving up happy-hour style bar food to the guests while the B&G were mowing their way through a T-Bone and/or Lobster right there in front of everyone... at least eat it somewhere where your guests can't see!



O...M...G. icon_surprised.gif I'm not kidding, this would NOT fly with me. I've never heard of this sort of thing, but I'd be so po'ed that the whole PLACE would know exactly how I felt. (Hmmm... I tend to be a bit outspoken.) But I am seriously shocked. I mean, have that fancy dinner at a hotel AFTER you have your time with your guests. It's called a Honeymoon. I can't believe people would be so rude. Then again, yes... unfortunately I can. icon_sad.gif

Mrs. A you're cracking me up... people blame their parents for a myriad of things. I never thought of blaming them for not teaching me wedding favor etiquette! Thanks for that giggle! I really needed it!
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post #94 of 127
The problem with favors that aren't consumable or disposable, is that most people already have too much 'stuff' hanging around their houses.

Now they either need to find a space for them, or feel bad by throwing them away.
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post #95 of 127
Oh my, there is "not knowing any better because it's a regional thing" and there is "OMG tacky!"

Being from the South, I probably have consumed the table favor while still at the reception! icon_lol.gificon_redface.gif I can't resist some yummy looking chocolates or candy coated almonds! Instead of hoping for a 2nd slice of wedding cake, I just crack open the cute little netting or shiny box on the table.

On the other hand, if you leave me something to take home that commerates your wedding day or you've printed that all over cocktail napkins...errr, uh, yeah. I don't really plan on bringing that home. If I do stick it in my purse because you wanted me to, I'll feel guilty later when I throw it away. icon_sad.gif

I used champagne bottle shaped bubbles at each place setting. You could blow bubbles when we came in or you can give them to your kid when you get home. I assumed no one wanted my wedding date stamped on something laying around their house, lol! And I only created this "favor" because I was marrying a man who had family from the North. I felt pressure to do "something!"

I am STUNNED that bride and grooms actually order a fancier meal and eat it in front of their guests!!! I've never heard of this!
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post #96 of 127
I HATE favors with a passion. well, I hate favors that are non-edible or not useful. candy, good, golf balls bad.

So for our wedding and because we live in NYC where it's tradition (not that I cared, but DH/Groomzilla did lol) the "favor" we gave were bookmarks sent to us from St. Jude's hospital stating that in our guests' honor we had given a donation to the hospital in lieu of favors. People were really touched and it even moved them to make their donations to St. Jude's or other charities.
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post #97 of 127
I wasnt into the whole favor thing at our wedding either. I actually detest people who feel like they need to give me something, just because I spent the day at their wedding. Honestly, if I didnt like ya, I wouldnt have come.

At our wedding we contacted a local butterfly farm and got butterflies for everyone to release instead of bubbles or rice or bird seed. Original and most people thought it was really cool.
post #98 of 127
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Originally Posted by Jayde

At our wedding we contacted a local butterfly farm and got butterflies for everyone to release instead of bubbles or rice or bird seed. Original and most people thought it was really cool.



I love this idea... it would have been so much fun!
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post #99 of 127
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Originally Posted by Sagebrush

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Originally Posted by Jayde

At our wedding we contacted a local butterfly farm and got butterflies for everyone to release instead of bubbles or rice or bird seed. Original and most people thought it was really cool.



I love this idea... it would have been so much fun!



had to pee on the idea but from the north american butterfly association: "Breeding butterflies for release into the wild at special events poses serious risks to wild butterfly populations and is not endorsed by conservationists"

http://www.naba.org/orgwed.html

i remembered this because when my nephew got married his wife was told all the reasons why it was wrong
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post #100 of 127
Had to do a search on the butterfly thing...

Comments and explanations about regulations relating to butterfly breeding and butterfly releases.
http://www.butterflybreeders.org/public/permits/permitting_corner.html

Apparently, many need a USDA permit for release, "For most states 6-8 species are permitted for environmental release."
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post #101 of 127
Some of the story on here are just plain funny and crazy at the same time! Some of the things that people do are just too much.

Beside cakes I also do some event planning and I have a client who is getting married next year. She wants favor so I told her to do edible favors because why spend money on something that you guests really don't want or will just throw in the trash the minute the wedding is over.

I agree with Debi that it is just a way to get more money out of people..so where ever customers come to me I tell them that I do edible favors at least guests will eat it. I also told my client that she has to have guest welcome bags for her guests that are coming from out of town to attend her wedding. She didn't know what that was.

I think that couples/brides who are getting married really don't know anything about wedding etiquette. Or it can go the opposite... when they are watching shows like Platinum Weddings on WE and want the things that are shown not realizing that the show is called Platinum Weddings for a reason.
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post #102 of 127
Kima, I work nights in a hotel while going to school during the day and we frequently have 20-30 gift bags behind the desk, ready to give to the out of town wedding guests when they arrive. So if brides think it will be too much work to pass them out ... no problem!! The hotel is happy to help with that!
post #103 of 127
That is a really good idea Debi.
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Hakima Lamour
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post #104 of 127
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Originally Posted by Melvira

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Originally Posted by Mrs-A

i always cringe by the behaviour - you are suppose to take them home folks



And see, some of us are so uneducated on that sort of thing that we have NO clue. Seriously, I would never mean it to be rude, but if it's candy or something I might certainly eat it depending on what other food type things were going on. Now, I'm not Catholic, and honestly have never been to a Catholic wedding, so maybe it is different. I'd certainly hate to think that people were looking at me and thinking I was gauche!! Now I'm a little embarassed!! icon_lol.gif




Oh man, I just went to my BFF's wedding and she's italian, her hubby's italian and they had the jordan almonds in the little net and she said it was "tradition" we all said...."oh cool.".......as we RIPPED THEM OPEN AND ATE THEM IN FRONT OF HER!!! She didn't say anything!! I'm such a dirtball!!!!!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
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post #105 of 127
I am doing the cake for a wedding in July but the cake is only for the bridal party, parents and grandparents of the bride and groom. The couple is Italian and for dessert the guests are getting cannolis.

After explaining that a cake to feed 20 is small and really won't look like a traditional wedding cake for the pictures the bride opted to have a three tier cake but only the bottom tier is real cake.

I have a feeling some of the guests are going to get irritated because they didn't get cake. I think that considering the couple's background everyone would be okay with cannolis - if that is what everyone got. But seeing a three tiered cake, assuming there is enough for everyone, and then having to watch some eat the cake could get ugly.
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