Post # 1
So my Fiance and I have decided to move our wedding date up to the end of next month (2 weeks from now), however, we don’t have enough money to throw the kind of reception we want. The venue we are working with offered us an awesome deal! For 3 hours we get a private room, unlimited wine and beer, open buffet and dessert. All of this for the cost of just $75 per person. If we had more time we could afford this ourselves, but seeing as we are under time constraints, we were thinking of just having our guests pay for themselves rather than give us any gifts. What do you guys think about this/
Also, we would need the money by this Wednesday the latest in order to reserve the room, so how can we go about asking our guests to give us the money now? We are inviting 42 people.
Thanks for your help bees!
Post # 3
So this was my (pathetic lol) attempt at a social experience which obviously failed because no one responded. Just in case anyone reads this and gets “up in arms” know that it is a fake post. I have not moved up my wedding and I would never ask my guests to pay for themselves. This is a spinoff of my other post re: guests paying for themselves to attend a wedding reception. Check it out to see where I was going with this.
Post # 4
All I could do as I read your post was shake my head … and others did the same I am sure. That’s probably why you didn’t get any response. Good to know it was a fake post! I recently attended a “diaper party” for a lady having her second child. It was held at a restaurant and guests had to purchase their own lunch. Just amazed me! My thought is always, doesn’t matter what you serve (from just snacks, to cake and punch, to full meal) guests are that — guests. And not expected to pay for their refreshments!