(Closed) Friend having a "Winning a wedding-bet"? Asking for 12k?!

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: What do you think of this plan

    Smart; If you can't afford it, make the appeal to friends and family

    Funny; Why so serious?

    Offensive; You should never ask for money

  • Post # 77
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I feel no qualms whatsoever about calling someone tacky if they are panhandling to throw themselves a party.

    Post # 78
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Double post. Whoops!

    Post # 79
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Wow the desperation is just amazing and blows my mind. If you can’t afford to have a wedding either go to the court house, save up, or wait until you can afford it! Whoring yourself out on the internet asking for donations is just pathetic, and I’ll say it, TACKY. I wouldn’t donate a penny to this girl who clearly lacks some common sense. $250 for an invite…really? Then those who actually donated $1 she says “thanks for nothing”..wow I can’t help but wonder how serious this girl really is.

     

    Post # 80
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Oh god….this is just too much…

    Post # 81
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @JaneyDcat:  Sure, she might be glad about the exposure. But it’s not like her friend posted this FOR exposure, she posted it to make fun of her. If my friend did something embarrassing enough to “warrant” public ridicule, I would tell them the truth about what I thought and then try like hell to sweep that shit under the rug. I don’t understand how you can watch your friend do something embarrassing, feel uncomfortable, then pass it on. Also, being truthful, I doubt the OP’s motives from the get-go. She wanted to stop this…… so she passed it on? You can’t stop something you actively pass on :-/ This whole situation, including OP’s involvement, is all 31 flavors of tacky.

    Post # 83
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @MrsRugbee:  I definitely don’t intend to be snarky. I do think this isn’t a nice thing to do to a friend. I do think what you did was mean. And I don’t think anyone deserves to be talked about behind their back by a friend.

    ETA: You say you didn’t make fun of her in the OP and I guess we can agree to disagree. To me, the tone of the post seemed to be making fun of her. But let me ask you a question. When in this thread did you stand up for her? You posted something that made you uncomfortable, posted a LINK to the video, watched other bees call her all kinds of words, and didn’t step in once? Is she really your friend? You opened her up to being made fun of by people who may have never even heard of her and never stepped in once? Never said “Hey guys… that’s still my friend!” never mentioned any redeeming qualities, just watched as she got made fun of? And the thing you take issue with is me telling you that this isn’t friendly behavior? I don’t understand that.

    Post # 84
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    Worker bee

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    @jayebaby:  +1 This is exactly what I thought when I first read the thread.

    Even in my stupidest moments, I could always count on my friends. They could disargee with me and they rightfully told me so, but I hope they never let other people talk bad of me.

    Post # 85
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Ugh.

    Post # 86
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I can’t get over the idea that he is forcing her to raise a dowry to pay him to marry her. ::shudder::

    Post # 87
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @MrsRugbee:  I don’t think you opening this thread was offensive or in bad taste.;

     

    I think your friend WANTS everyone to spread the word about this!!  The comments on this page are MODERATED.  She’s got a vid on youtube for crissakes!  In a couple weeks that page will be flooded with HURTFUL comments.  Many of us here have voiced our thoughts on this wedding fundraiser, but (to me) the word tacky isn’t that insulting.  Words like “tacky” are just opinion anyway!  

     

    I’m hoping that the hopeful bride KNEW going in that eyebrows would be raised if she carried out this plan.  I’ve never heard of anything quite like this!!!

     

     

    Post # 88
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Ew, even if this is just a reflection of their personalities/supposed to be more tongue-in-cheek, this is SO tacky

    Post # 89
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    This couple obviously has no shame. And come on, chiding the OP for posting the details here? Please be real. Her shameless friend put it out on the internet!!

    Post # 91
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @doberman:  I’m being very real. It’s a crappy thing to do to a friend. 

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