(Closed) I just attended one of the most disorganized, cheap weddings EVER.

posted 11 years ago in Recaps
Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I bet if things at the cermony and reception were less chaotic, the OP would not have been so quick to notice the superficial stuff.  I completely believe in the “it’s the thought that counts” and “to each their own” idea when it comes to weddings, but the chaos of the day shows a disregard for the guests, and that would make anyone fussy and apt to be critical, IMO.

Post # 64
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1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m sorry, but that wedding sounds terrible and I would have been snickering about it to my friends and maybe starting a post on this board, too.  Decorations do not need to be expensive to be lovely!  Even a frame with a photo of the couple on each table would have been better than nothing.

There’s a huge difference between a “cheap” wedding and an “inexpensive” wedding.  It sounds like this couple didn’t care about their guests and only wanted to get drunk with the wedding party.

Post # 63
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree that people need to stop getting so offended by this post! The OP was just venting. She obviously had a bad experience and would have appreciated at least SOMETHING to keep her distracted or entertained. Whether that be more food besides just peanuts, something nice to look at or some music to listen to. I definitely would have been pissed if I went to this wedding and you can bet I would have been venting to a girlfriend about this!!

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

They cant afford to make their guest comfortable, have more than beef or potato salad, more punch(and not pay for WATER)… but they can afford to go out and party for 3 hours?? oh man. I would have been pissed! I’m gonna throw THE word out there… I dont care what anyone says thats TACKY. I understand low budget weddings, mine is. But come on!

Post # 65
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Honey Beekeeper

I feel like, at the very least, the bride and groom should be present at their reception if their guests are. Aside from the expected fceremonal entrance, of course. 🙂

Post # 67
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

let’s be honest…even if the bride and groom had been there the entire time..no waiting, ya’ll would have still been thinking what the hell is up with this decor? It sounds like something that could be featured on the website tackyweddngs.com and if you would like to defend all the people’s weddings on that website as well, have fun. Yes, the most important thing is if the bride and groom were happy… but guests may still think your wedding is tacky..of course this has nothing to do with money. All types of weddings can be ridiculous. But, tackyweddings.com is a fun website to look at, so check it out 🙂

Post # 68
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Blushing bee

I would have left much earlier in the evening after spending no more than 1 hour waiting on dinner.  There would be no way I would have spent 3.5 hours on dinner with no activities or festivities otherwise.  Just to sit and wait on dinner that long?  By the way, how many people actually left before dinner was served?  I bet the place starting getting more bare as the evening went along. 

Post # 69
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve left a wedding before to get food! And I usually eat before weddings anyway because I know most likely substantial food won’t be available for a few hours at least.

Post # 70
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Going without food is the worst. I had a cousin who asked my grandma to make a couple cheeseballs and she put out a small vegetable tray and that was it. Literally two cheeseballs and some vegetables, all if you were quick enough to get to it because there were around 100 guests, and the wedding lasted from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you want a dessert or appetizer reception, go for it! I’m sure it will be lovely. But don’t schedule your wedding around dinner time and make guests fight for food! Her own brother tried to escape to Taco Bell, lol.

Post # 71
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

wow I can’t imagine why you stayed that long!  Seriously I would have left!

Post # 72
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

That’s why I like to have my or FH’s vehicle with us when we go places, just in case! I hate feeling trapped.

Post # 73
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went to a wedding one time where the food was all made by family members of the bride and groom (it was DELICIOUS), we used plastic plates/silverware and paper napkins, and the centerpieces were bouquets of wildflowers that were picked off the side of the road.  There was no dj, but music was played through either an ipod or a computer hooked up to two speakers.  Everyone had a blast.. it was such a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  I’m sure it cost them next to nothing to put on.  There are defnitely options out there for brides and grooms who are on extremely tight budgets.  I don’t think the wedding described in the original post sucked so much because of the small amount of money the bride and groom spent on it… it sucked because of the choices they made.

Post # 74
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Flat out that wedding seems like a waste of a weekend. I could care less about decor but if it isn’t to my liking damn straight i will make a comment just like I would for anything else and like i see people do on here sometimes.. lets say Carrie Underwoods wedding. I loved hearing all these women go on about her dress and hair and how they expected more blah blah  You voiced your opinion and that was okay?

Whats the difference in us thinking someones wedding was tacky? To each their own but if i don’t like it I am well in my rights to make a comment if I choose too. I don’t think PP should get all crazy because she voiced her opinion. 

Its also one thing to not have some amazing decor but HAVE the bride and groom actually there and have them mingle with the guest or participate. We go out of our way to be apart of it they should too don’t you think? The way they acted is ridiculous. I want to see love and have fun and see why we are there not stare at peanuts. Why even bother having people come. It should have been just the bridal party it seems.

I would have gotten a taxi a long time ago they showed no class.

 

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