(Closed) Hobo Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think its cute

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think its cute

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have mixed feelings. I actually scrolled down through the comments when I saw the note about closed discussion, and can empathize with both sides.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I think the internet reaction to this wedding was super blown out of proportion, especially for something a couple/family poured their heart and soul into.  That being said, I don’t like the theme at all and would never do it for my own event.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think it’s offensive.

Paying thousands of dollars (I forget what the groom said the wedding cost, but it was in the five figures) to have a poverty-themed wedding is bad enough. Having it in the middle of a recession, and having it actually themed to the Great Depression, complete with a “party like it’s 1929” poster, is just over-the-top awful.

Not to mention they did things like buy vintage handmade quilts and cut them up to make banners.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I liked it! I love interesting weddings. It’s not something I would have done, but I totally admire it. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I find it totally offensive. During the Depression, the upper class would have “depression parties” where they would dress up like homeless men and women. They would eat and drink out of tin cans and sing songs that were common on the street.

I get wanting to be original and maybe trying to have some form of sentiment, but this wedding looks redic to me and echoes back those kinds of parties.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Definitely interesting and unique, but I would not do something like that for my wedding in a million years.

 

Plus, I think some of the criticism in the comments was too harsh.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Edit: Lots of speculation on the comments. I still think the idea was cute, but I do understand why some of the more colorful comments were made. This is a toughie!!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I guess it’s original, I’m not sure how I would feel if I got an invitation in the mail that told me to dress ‘hobo casual’ though, lol

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@ohmybears48:  Huh, I didn’t know that. Yeah, I can see this echoing that, then.

 

Thinking about it more… I suspect this is not an idea that they really thought through from the internets lense. I mean, I know how things take off when they’re unleashed on the web, the comments are a good indication. It probably never occurred to them until the criticism poured in.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think the wedding was adorable and the couple did an amazing job. I also think the people who felt the need to jump in there and ruin their beautiful post are jerks. You don’t have to agree with the theme that the couple chose or how much the wedding cost but you do have to keep your mouth shut and your opinion to yourself. Some of the comments were downright rude and I would be breathing fire if I was that bride.

ETA: There’s no possible way that wedding cost $100k. Someone had to either be misinformed or that wedding took place in the twilight zone. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it’s a dumb theme for a wedding, but the photographs made it look super gorgeous. 

but who am I to judge? if it was my friend’s wedding, I would still go to it and participate in the theme because that’s what they want. 

my friends had a zombie wedding that was featured all over the web (including wedinator). some of  the comments were so mean and I found myself working hard to defend them!  so I really prefer to not judge other people’s weddings. 

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