Post # 1
I was invited to a “Cupcake Party” that an engaged couple I know are throwing. I had never heard of something like this before so I was a little confused. Apparently a couple throws a party and the bakery doing their wedding cake sells cupcakes at it. The more cupcakes that people buy the bigger the discount they get on their cake. Is this new or am I just out of the loop? I try to avoid “parties” were you need to buy stuff at all costs but I feel obligated to go since this is somewhat of a pre-wedding function. Has anyone else been to one of these before?
Post # 3
I don’t know if it is new but it is certainly tacky and I would avoid it.
Post # 4
@MelBan: I’ve never heard of that but it sounds ridiculous. And tacky.
Post # 5
Never heard of it. If I were to EVER throw some sort of fundraising or discount-raising event, I would never tell anyone that was the purpose of the event. It would be more like a recipe exchange party and I would provide professional cupcakes and everyone can bring their favorite cupcake recipes or something and I would try to make it fun and not all about raising a DISCOUNT. This is just weird and ridiculous.
If you can’t afford your wedding, then plan one you can afford!!
Post # 7
I hope this isn’t a new thing… I personally think it’s inappropriate of them to hold a “pre-wedding function” that entails guests subsidizing their wedding in any way. On one hand, I kind of like the idea that me buying cupcakes (which I might want to buy anyway) gets my friends a discount. But the fact that they’re hosting this party themselves and causing you to feel obligated to attend leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
I feel like I’d be more likely to contribute if it was just an arrangement where a can stop by the bakery to buy something on a particular day, and mention their name for them to get the discount. That way guests wouldn’t feel pressured to attend this party and spend their money there.
Post # 8
That would get a total decline from me.
Post # 9
I don’t get what’s so offensive. No one is saying you have to go. They are being upfront that it’s for a discount. I’d probably go just because I like cupcakes and would WANT to buy some, and if that helps out my friends, then great.
There is no need to suck the fun out of everything by worrying about whether it’s “tacky” or not.
Post # 10
that is really strange… I’d go because I like cupcakes, but it seems like you’re paying for part of their cake by buying cupcakes…lol
Post # 11
@lampshade: When you invite your friends to a party where they are put on the spot to “help you out” it isn’t fun, it’s in really poor taste.
Post # 12
@prettyinpink11: I guess if I am technically paying for part of the cake I am going to expect at leat one layer to be chocolate with a peanut butter filling!
Post # 13
@MelBan: exactly!! haha 🙂 sounds delish!
Post # 14
Yeah I think I’d have to “wash my hair” that day or something…
Post # 15
I’ve never heard of this but I definitely don’t see what the big deal is. I love any reason to throw a party or celebrate with friends. Sampling cupcakes sounds like an okay time to me! If you don’t want the cupcakes or want to participate in the bride and groom receiving a discount then *gasp* don’t buy them!
Post # 16
@MelBan: Never heard of this, and it’s super tacky.