(Closed) things i wud do differently. (long, but hopefully entertaining AND informative!)

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The bit about stating the obvious is huge, I think. It feels like micrmanaging, but it is crucial.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

#6 was true for me- I wish i could have invisibly watched our ceremony- you miss sooooo much as the bride! Those are good tips!

I’d like to add just one- be specific with people about dress code even if by word of mouth. we had a friend of FI’s show up IN JEANS at our black tie optional wedding. I guess you cant assume people will have manners (ps this is someone from an upper middle class family who has been to nice weddings before and who performs on stage and I know for a fact owns lots of nicer formal clothes.) And he knew the groomsmen were wearing tuxes. grr.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I kind of have a question…what’s wrong with the tip jar? I didn’t know it was bad ettiquette. I always see them. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Good advice 🙂

@babymilka74: It is bad form to have a tip jar out when guests are not expected to pay for their own drinks and also when the gratuity has already been included in the vendors bill.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

@mayeast- good analogy!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i agree about the tip jar… i *hate* seeing them at open bar weddings.. it feels tacky and greedy to me, two loaded words i know, i dont mean to offend anyone but it’s the venues that make that call and it bugs me because the people hosting the event have already paid for the (often high) service charge.  it’s like when there is a large party at a resturant and they add the 18% tip… most people try not to “retip” on top of that.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

What wonderful information!  I’m so glad your day was ultimately awesome.  You are being so gracious in sharing this with us.

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