Post # 1
Ok, so we are 3 professional women who are travelling to NYC for two weeks in September from Australia, while sitting around planning our adventures, which includes a cricket match in central park, a ‘Salad Sunday’ in a strangers home- (we are currently in the midst of editing a cookbook celebrating the culinary delights of sharing cooking friendship and wine- this weekly event and the books title is called ‘Salad Sunday’-
Another thing we said would be awesome to do in NYC would be to attend a wedding! We are certainly a tonne of fun, great at socialising and without a doubt have no clue how to make this happen!
Surely there are people who perhaps need some guests to mingle and bring a little aussie fun to a wedding reception? Perhaps someone who does not have alot of family and friends who can make it?
If anyone knows someone who would like 3 extra guests at their wedding then share them with us!
Cheers and happy Salad Sundays to all!
Post # 5
Maybe I’m a bit stuffy but that seems awfully intrusive to want to make a personal part of someone’s life a tourist stop. I hope this is a joke.
Post # 6
Thank you for your response, We certainly never had an intention of turning up at someones wedding out of the blue!
Not everyone has a formal wedding, not everyone has family or friends that are close by or can make it! Guess we thought it might be nice!
We just put it out there that if anyone was a bit adventurous and free spirited then while we are in NYC we would love to pop in for a bit!
You can meet friends a million ways- mostly they are just strangers you havent met yet! and who knows, down the track someone might be taking a holiday in Australia and our doors would be wide open!
Actually once I met a family on a cruise ship and three weeks later they moved to Australia from New Zealand and lived with us for two months (a family of 6) while they found jobs and a house! I would now think they will be life long friends!
We are not free loading beer guzzling weirdos! We are three professional (lawyer, Banker and Social Worker) fun loving, friendly girls (30’s) I have actually been married 15 years!
We would not intrude on someones day who did not want us there! Hence putting it out there and seeing what the response was,
Felt a bit sad reading your response, but appreciate your view.
Hope you can see it a little from ours-
Cheers and kindest regards!
(hmm perhaps we are a little crazy?)
And yes our door is open- if anyone was taking a holiday in Aus then if you are up the Great Barrier Reef end then we will happily catch up!
Post # 7
I think it sounds great and you are going about it in the right way. If you think about it, this is really not much different from the bees attending each others’ weddings. I like new friends and would invite you along but my wedding is not in NYC.
Post # 8
Lol no one I know I will let you know!
Post # 9
If we lived in NYC I would invite you girls to our wedding in a hot second….I think it would be super fun and you’re right, you can meet people in so many ways. I really hope someone allows you to attend their wedding and if you happen to be in CA in October, you’re all invited to mine!
Post # 10
Hey, if I were having a wedding soon and I lived in NYC, I would TOTALLY invite you!
Post # 11
I honestly think if someone told me about this I would have thought it was absolutely insane and I would never do such a thing. HOWEVER, you ladies sound like an absolute blast and I would invite you to my wedding in a second if I were in NYC! Good luck 😀
Post # 12
In many cultures, it’s considered an honor to share your wedding with as many people as possible, especially people who are from another region or country. Many people look at hosting and introducing new friends to their traditions as a mutually enjoyable opportunity.
When my sister and I were kids, we went to Beijing for Thanksgiving. My dad asked our tour guide to take us to his favorite local restaurant, and we ended up smack dab in the middle of a traditional Chinese wedding reception. Everyone was so accommodating, they even had my parents onstage serenading the bride and groom via karaoke! A memorable (and somewhat embarrassing) time was had by all.
If I were getting married . . . and that wedding was in NYC, you’d be welcome!
Unfortunately, some of my fellow Americans do not share this view. I hope you find someone who does, and please disregard any negative responses you see here!
Post # 13
Best of luck on your journeys … sounds like a lot of fun! xx