(Closed) Charging admission. Really?!

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve never heard of that before.  It must be a regional thing.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ooooo, that is weird.  I agree, the only parties I’ve been to where I paid to attend were something like $5 in exchange for a lovely Solo cup 🙂 I would not feel comfortable asking guests to pay, and I would find it extremely odd to be invited to a party then asked to pay $20 if I chose to attend.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The only parties I ever had to pay addmission fees were college parties. . . and that was to offset poor college’s kids alcohol costs.  I can’t say I would be in favor of it at an anniversary party.  I can understand your uneasyness with the situation.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Just like you the only time I was charged fees to attend parties were keggers in college.  I would be embarassed to ask someone to pay anything to come to event (other that a charity event) I was hosting.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

not since i stopped attendin parties featuring beer pong.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have never been to a party that charged admission.  Maybe asking guest to bring a dish would help with cost without charging $$.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

LOL!!  I know some people are a little frugal but she takes the cake!! 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It must be your MIL–but sometimes we get invited to DH’s friends’ christmas parties and such and they say you can chip in $5 for the drinks, but you’re always free not to. But we still play beer pong and rock out to Billy Joel, so…

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 No way! Thats crazy! Charging your “guests”. Dang if I did that at my wedding I could of made a pretty penny!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

When we have family parties and stuff sometimes we’re asked to chip in, but I’m talking backyard barbecue ‘s for 4th of July or Christmas, little things like that we’re everyone is in agreement on what’s going on. You can’t say you are throwing a party when you’re really not. It seems like you’re FSIL is way off on this one. Personally if I were you I would just try to explain to her that maybe you need to cut back on items rather than ask guests to pay. Maybe hit up aunts and uncles for budget opinions and they might throw in some cash??

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