(Closed) No Invitations, You Have to Buy A Ticket to this Wedding…

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 47
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881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@mchitt329:  I would send her a bill for my pain and suffering from the pain caused to my eyes for reading such a piece of crap. 

Post # 48
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9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

What the fuck? I’d only do this if I wanted everybody to hate me.

Post # 49
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

I mean it’s less than buying a gift. We ususally spend $200 – $300 on a gift alone. My question is, did she charge her grandparents?

Post # 50
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417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Ridiculous!  The only thing I buy a ticket for that’s wedding related is a Jack and Jill and even then I’ll have to seriously think about it.  I can’t believe that someone would do that!  Better yet, I can’t believe that any of the people in her life would actually let her go through with something like that! No way in hell I’d even consider attending that wedding.  I’d just throw the “invite” right into the recycling bin.

Post # 51
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79 posts
Worker bee

Oh my dear god.

 

there is going to be nobody at this poor girls wedding. personally I’d rather elope than do something so embarrassing… Can’t even.

Now had beyonce and jay z done a ticketed weddings, that’s a different story. I’d go and I’d beg and cry and break down the house to go… but that’s a different thing all together 🙂

Post # 52
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273 posts
Helper bee

If I was a vague acquaintance of one of the couple, I would be tempted to pay up the $100 for a front row seat. Just to freak them out.

 

Post # 55
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1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve heard of this before but slightly different.  The version I’ve heard is that the couple throws a keg type party for their engagement party and gets items to raffle or silent auction (think, like, a homemade quilt, a basket of goodies, etc).  The tickets to this party cost a certain amount of money, then it costs money to buy a keg cup (but then unlimited refills), then people are expected to bid on items.  The profits from this party go toward the wedding.

Still weird.  It’s all weird.  I would never do it and I’m not sure I’d go …. but it’s an interesting idea.  It seems like it’s very apparent that the bride isn’t especially interested in weddings, honestly!  Like it seems like she’s doing it because she has to and is not at all willing to spend her own cash on it.

Post # 56
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462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My Asian co-workers consistently tell me in their culture that anyone invited to the wedding pays to cover their plate PLUS a profit for the couple.

If people are willing to go and she can make money from that, go ahead!

But I think $100 is a bit ridiculous. But if you were otherwise going to buy them a gift, you’d probably end up paying $100 anyway, so maybe it’s not that bad of a deal, especially with unlimited drinks.

Post # 57
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462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@mypinkshoes:  In the Asian culture as I was saying earlier. The purpose of a wedding IS to raise money. They thinks it’s very odd for people to bring gifts other than money.

Post # 58
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wow this is genius! I should have sent this to my dad’s side of the family which btw I didn’t invite in the first place but they did try to bully their way into getting invited.

Post # 59
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719 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

@mchitt329:  whaaa!?  I’ve had multiple friends tell me that I should sell tickets to the wedding, and in our friend circle, the appropriate gift is cash… this seems like a practical idea, but I don’t think society is quite there yet. i just love that there’s two levels of tickets!! so what, you don’t drink because you’re pregnant, but your husband’s going to drink, so you get split because he paid for a premium seat and you didn’t? this is too funny.

Post # 60
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941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mchitt329:  awful, no one is coming to her wedding. PLUS she will hear that one of her guests shared her ‘invites’ with a RADIO STATION, publicly humiliating her! Yikes, this was a BAD idea and it will be a bad wedding.

Post # 61
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1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wow! I can’t believe someone did this! How rude.

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