(Closed) Is it me, or is this outrageously tacky?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have NEVER heard of that at a wedding! HS sports games yes.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have never heard of that before – strange but a good way to make some moolah for the couple… lol (sorry)

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I feel like if they did a Jack & Jill party (which I’m not a huge fan of), this would be something you’d see there, but not at the wedding reception!!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

Hmm…I’ve never heard of that at a wedding, but I don’t think it’s tacky. If you think about it, the dollar dances are similar…it’s a way for the bride and groom to get a little more cash to start their life together.

I do think it was tacky for the bridesmaid to really push people to give money, but if people were freely offering and buying tickets, then I think it’s sort of a cute idea and a differnt one than the dollar dance.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Never at a wedding.  At fundraising events but not a wedding.  Personally, I would not have done this at my wedding for the same reasons you mentioned above.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I can see why you’d be annoyed.  Depending on who was at the table, and my mood, I’d either fork over $1, or tell her, I’d catch up with her later…and never get around to it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s a wedding reception/celebration of marriage, not a fundraiser.

Especially to be so pushy about it – I don’t personally agree with Dollar Dances, but at least it seems like it’s at the guest’s option, and there’s no bad feeling or whatever if you don’t dance with the bride or groom. Having someone going table to table, putting guests in the spotlight and demanding money is different. Nobody wants to look like a cheapskate in front of all their friends – that’s pushy and rude.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have never heard of this at a wedding. The closest thing to this that I have seen at a wedding is a dollar dance.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ewww….. this is when the word “tacky” is very appropriate.

And they never announced a winner? Not cool.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have heard of this before…even participated a time or two…but NEVER at a wedding. LOL! That’s just weird. Of course we don’t do the dollar dance thing either. Who sells raffle tickets at a wedding?…sorry but that’s not cute.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We do this at bowling, but I can’t imagine doing it at a wedding.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@summerhill: I think it is a regional thing. It is popular in smaller towns. My Maid/Matron of Honor had a similiar thing at her wedding in May. I thought it was odd. But I seemed to be the only one (I was also one of the few who was from a big city in another province).

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Weddings are totally turning into a cash grab.  I went to one last summer where instead of clinking glasses for the couple to kiss, you put a dollar in a jar.  Let me just say, my wallet stayed safely tucked in my purse.

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