(Closed) HORRIBLE RECEPTION

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m sorry you had a bad experience, but to each their own on planning. Perhaps this is what the bride and groom could afford and wanted?

Also, disagree on favors. I don’t think favors are ever necessary. In fact I’ve been to ~10 weddings and can’t tell you if we got favors at any of them.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have to disagree with the favour as well.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah, as a guest, I actually appreciate NOT getting a favor because then I don’t have to feel guilty when I throw it away. I don’t want more “stuff.”

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think a lot of the stuff you listed seems like common sense. Why would you ever host a wedding across from another wedding? Out of the million venues available, there’s one out there that will be able to accommodate just your special day for the night. And favors are so unnecessary – I personally always lose or toss mine in the trash. Unless it’s chocolate or something edible.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I agree with the favor thing, I think they are kind of a waste of money and most of the time guests get no use out of them. Sorry you had a bad experience, but your “advice” doesn’t really help.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s a shame the favors weren’t something edible! That might have helped things.

I’m sorry you had such a bad time, this really does sound like a disaster. How does a venue like that stay in business.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I agree with most of what you said.  The veggies should NOT be frozen, and who knows about that champagne rumor!!  But there must have been a reason they picked the butter knife.  Maybe it had some significance to them?  At least it has a function, it isn’t just somer random trinket of a frog or something!  (I don’t really believe in favors…)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This post seems kind of mean. 

You don’t actually know the bride and groom didn’t sample, right?  Maybe they did and were given something completely different.  Maybe they liked the food?  Maybe it’s all they could afford.  Who knows, but they paid. 

Same thing as the cake!

And whether the venue holds another wedding or the bartenders cut people off is somewhat out of the bride and groom’s control. 

I think as a guest you can have fun no matter where you are or what you’re doing, if you’re snotty and just concentrating at how awful things are then it will be a long sucky night!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Can you share the venue? Thats kinda stinky! Thank god for drive thrus!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@DDG84:  LOL it’s actually funny that you say that.  We have a relative who loves hosting a thanksgiving dinner.  And her food is quite terrible.  But it’s tradition, we go, have a blast, and grab Jack in the Box on the way home hahaha…grandmas 🙂

Post # 13
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321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We were at a wedding not to long ago and we could not get to McDonalds quick enough!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

Yikes!  I certainly hope the couple didn’t pay thousands and thousands of dollars for such a horrible reception.  

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I LOL’d at the butter knife favor.

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