Post # 1
Whats your story!!
Mines, when I was at my cousins wedding, you needed to donate money to a jar to see them kiss (instead of clink a glass), to give a speech, dance with the bride or groom, and then! at the end of the night they passed a big shoe around for people to donate more! Then at the shower the next day, then turned up there noses up at most of the qifts, and asked for reciepts……they got a divorce 3 years later.
Post # 3
At my cousin’s wedding the DJ has a kissing contest and made the bride and the groom imitate their parents and grandparents. Ahhhh!
Post # 4
I went to my ex co worker’s wedding. It was a traditional chinese wedding, I get traditions (I am chinese for the record) but I don’t think it’s okay in ANY culture to OPEN THE CARD IN FRONT OF THE GUEST AND TAKE OUT THE CASH AND WRITE THEIR NAME AND HOW MUCH THEY GIFTED ON THE SPOT AS YOU ENTER! w-t-f
Post # 5
This thread is going to do nothing but hurt peoples feelings. What some of us make think of as “tacky” may be very normal for others. I think this will only end up offending people.
Post # 6
I just thought it would be fun to share some funny stories, I’ve had my feelings hurt in threads before….and I’m fine!!
Post # 7
Maybe offensive maybe not. I think there is a lot to be learned from ‘tacky’ things that make your guests uncomfortable. I learned a lot pre-wedding about this from threads like this!
If I was offended at all I didn’t take it personally… just another person’s viewpoint that may or may not be my own.
That being said…. I think the worst thing I’ve seen was not merely asking people to silence phones or turn them off during ceremony… but reception too….. not only this but phones WERE confiscated….
I know, I know, it’s nice you want people to be present at your ceremony, there’s really no need to tweet during the 20ish minutes it would take for the ceremony itself. But during the reception and afterwards? Horrific. :/ I was honestly shocked people would do this to adults. How degrading.
Post # 8
The brides daughter had a surprise ceremony at her mothers wedding reception… because she thought her mother would love the fact that she was finally getting married and they could share a wedding date. Reaction? They no longer speak.
Post # 9
I’ve never been to a wedding where anything offensive was done, but I do recall an episode of Four Weddings where the bride and groom had certain guests sit outside in an overflow reception area…lol. That would kind of hurt my feelings if I was made to sit outside.
Post # 10
@ Ms Hedgehog i think that takes the cake!!!!
I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding once where we were instructe to walk around the dance floor with trays of shots to sell to people ( it was a cash bar). We also had to stand next to the bride at points of the night and collect cash for people to dance with her.
Post # 11
Nothing that the couple has done, but open bars can be dangerous- especially if your aunt drinks a ton and has a history of getting up on bars/tables and singing “Greased Lighting” at receptions…
Post # 12
@Ms.VW: wow. nothing like asking your friends to prostitute you out for a dance… lol i dont know what my reaction would be besides, i’m no bar tender!
Post # 13
@Mrs Hedgehog: Wow. If it was planned, that’d be one thing. But to SURPRISE HER???
Post # 14
@Ms.VW: LOL shouldn’t they have been paying you that night to be cocktail waitresses? Oh my.
The only sort of tacky thing I’ve seen at a wedding was where the two Jersey Shore type DJs were fist pumping and breaking out their guido dance moves during the reception. Somewhat hilarious, though, as this was in rural Ohio, not Seaside.
Post # 15
@SimplyChic11: I would have refused to give the phone up. I’m all for not using the phone and making sure it’s on silent during the ceremony but that’s ridiculous!
Post # 16
When my best friend got married, her family stole her groom’s pants (right of the poor guy) and auctioned them off. I thought that it was super cute but a ton of people just stared like WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON?
Oh, and this one is more tacky, one of my FI’s employees got married and their recessional was the star wars imperial march. I like the movies too but come on!