Post # 1
So I’m talking with a friend of mine who’s also planning a wedding and she mentions instead of gifts she’s heard of and liked the idea of asking for a $10 or $20 from people to cover part of their food. I think it’s a bad idea and would never do it but I think I offended her by saying it sounded kind of tacky to me since your not really suppsed to expect gifts anyway so to expect money is not right. A cover charge for a wedding? That’s so strange.
Has anybody actually been to a wedding like this? I can’t even imagine how you would word that on an invitation…Chicken-$15 Steak-$20? haha.
Post # 3
That is just crazy! If someone told me this I would RSVP no so fast.
Post # 4
That is beyond rude. Why invite anyone at all?
Post # 5
Never heard of it (well seriously anyway. People talk about it as a joke). Hope to never see it.
Post # 6
Oh my gosh! If I got invited to a wedding like this I would be so embarrassed for the bride and groom (and their families)!! I have never heard of this… I can’t imagine anyone actually doing it.
Post # 7
i want to get an invite to this wedding just so i can decline immediately.
Post # 8
I have never head someone say that being serious! I know many brides who think about it (jokingly) at times!
Why even have a reception then. Why not just have a ceremony & cake & punch
Post # 9
Are you sure she was talking about the actual wedding and not a bachelor/bachelorette/stag/jack and jill party? I know it’s common around here to “sell” tickets to a stag party or to a jack and jill party… but there are usually 50/50 raffles, food, entertainment etc. So it’s kinda like a cover charge… but for a wedding, NO WAY!
Post # 12
Wow…no, I have never heard of this.
Post # 13
That’s absurd. Some people have NO SHAME. I wouldn’t worry about offending her, girl needs to hear the truth before she makes a HUGE mistake.
Post # 14
@Carpie: I thinik that if my options came down to that and having a really small wedding, I’d have the smaller wedding. That’s pretty tacky, and I don’t imagine most peopel would respond well to it. I know I wouldn’t!
Post # 15
She shouldn’t do that – people will be really offended. Can you warn her?
Post # 16
WHAT!?! Now I’ve heard it all…
@CellaDee: Exactly! If she does that for the sake of being able to afford a bigger wedding, I have a feeling she’s going to end up with a very small wedding anyway…