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

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Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’d be ordering 0 tickets and not send a gift. Sucks to be them since Fiance and I generally give AT LEAST $200 as a gift if we both attend (and this minimum would be if it were someone we see occasionally and/or if we have to spend a considerable amount of money to attend the wedding), $100 minimum if only one of us can attend and at least $50 if we both cannot attend. 

Post # 63
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@208bride:  Most people do that where I’m from. It’s called a social and is done to raise money for the wedding. Tickets are usually $5-10, drinks are usually $2.50-6, depending on the venue, and they do a silent auction, usually a 50/50 as well as sell tickets for a “Bottle of perfume” which everyone knows is a texas mickey of alcohol (or more recently a gift card for the liquor store) (it’s illegal here to auction off alcohol so most people get around it by actually ‘auctioning’ a real bottle of cheap perfume and then the winner gets a texas mickey away from the event).

They’re actually a lot of fun, much more laid back than the wedding. Fiance didn’t do one and we had people asking constantly if we were having a social. Literally when people find out you’re engaged here it’s “When’s the wedding? And when’s your social?” or when people find out you’re getting married soon, one of the first questions is “Oh when was your social?” Then it’s asking details about the wedding. People have actually tried to make me feel bad for not having a social, especially now that we’ve sent out invites “Oh I get that you’re probably pressed for space at your venue, but it’s too bad you didn’t have a social, we could have celebrated with you there!”

Prizes are usually several big ticket items donated by the bridal party, family and friends (I’ve seen 52″ tv’s, really nice BBQ’s, $1,000 in travel gift cards, tickets to NHL games, iPads, laptops etc) as well as smaller items donated by other friends and family and local businesses. Heck the restaurant across the street from work where I used to go all the time offered me gift certificates for my social as soon as they found out I was married (I used to go there 2-3 times a week to pick up food for the executives, and sometimes myself, so they got to know me).

Post # 64
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2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

HAHAHA that’s hilarious.  I would never go.  Unless it was like, my sister, in which case I would go but refuse to pay.

Post # 66
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@MrsPanda99:  OMG, that’s hilarious!!! I might buy a ticket, after all!

Post # 67
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

lol omg!!!! this is hilariously tacky… 

Post # 68
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

And just when I thought I’d heard the most tacky thing ever something even lower comes along!

Post # 69
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9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

* Mrs TTR resident etiquette snob… picks herself up off of floor after passing out *

Sorry, Ladies it took me so long to reply, but as per above, I was unavailable for comment.

Lol Sealed

Seriously, this girl B-CRA-CRA for sure

I would be very very surprised if anyone from her immediate family & friends pays the “Entrance Fee” to attend

I know if I got said Invite, I wouldn’t go.

H3LL, I’d be happy that I wouldn’t have to send in an RSVP

(Ticket Order Forms don’t require replies if you don’t choose to order)

Yup, this will be a very lonely empty EXPENSIVE venue she’ll have on her hands

Infact I think her whole plan of “raising” money just backfired

I am a generous Auntie… you invite me to your Wedding, and I am going to come toting either a pricey gift off the Registry, or a nice fat cheque in my Best Wishes Card

You Pee me off with such a poor display of proper decorum, and ya, I’m not coming (I learned a long time ago, when there is a car wreck at the side of the road, you just keep on moving along)

And oh ya, I’m not sending a Gift either.

Honey I think you made a grave Boo-Boo in judgement

 

Post # 70
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@futuremrste:  Ah yes, a Canadian Social.

That is something totally different tho, and done BEFORE the Wedding…

It is also very much accepted within the bounds of a particular ethnic, rural, and cultural scene in Canada

(Even this Etiquette Snob can LOVE me a good Wedding Social)

This poor misinformed Bride, she is hosting a Fundraiser for her actual Wedding.

That isn’t ok… EVER

 

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