(Closed) Raising money for your wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: Is this tacky
    Yes : (108 votes)
    77 %
    No : (28 votes)
    20 %
    other : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    People have jack and jill parties or stag parties and “sell tickets” as well as do a 50/50 raffle, have entertainment, etc. Maybe they should be calling it a jack and jill party as opposed to an engagement party.

    We had about 60 people at our engagement party (family and close friends/bridal party). Most of them gave gifts, which in turn went to the wedding, but we would have never had an auction or a donation basket going around!

    Post # 4
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    That’s tacky. 

    They should scrimp, save, budget, and diy their fingers to nubs like the rest of us poor folk. Lol

    Post # 5
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Guests are under no obligation at all to finance any part of the wedding. If the couple can’t afford something, don’t have it, but never make your guests pay for anything.

    Post # 7
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    1872 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    HUH?

    For Pete’s sake: skip your morning lattes! brown bag your lunch! start a dog-walking service, a babysitting service, a weekend cleaning service, or drive old ladies around! have a garage sale! start an etsy shop for all those booties you crochet! acquaint yourself with ebay and sell that collection of antique candlesticks!

    There’s like a million ways to make a buck in this world that DON’T involve alienating your friends.

    Post # 8
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    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m not a fan of this idea.  Yell

    Post # 9
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    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i think this is just weird!!!! i am a bride on a 5000 budget my fiance and i are 23 will be 24 when the wedding rolls around in june. ive recently lost my job so now even more stressed about wedding mney but to supplement i am babysitting and making cakes on the side!!!! we both are kids of single mothers and do not want to burden them with wedding costs so if there is a will theres a way with out begging for it

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    18644 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I really don’t like people selling things, collecting money, or anything to finance their wedding.  I think that you should have a wedding that you can afford, even if it means you don’t have diamond centerpieces.

    Post # 11
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    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We are having playbill programs and are offering “add space” for those who want to add a message to the back of it for us and are only asking for a small “donation” for our life together (AKA pay off the wedding so we can get on to the good stuff) I think it serves a purpose and I have already been told that a few people are excited to come up with something to put in the program and it gives those who couldn’t make it a way to still be there.

    Post # 12
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @kfricke89: Grammar police says: Add=to give more, Ad = shortened form of “advertisement”. 

    If you’re going to advertise your ad space to your family/friends you wouldn’t want to spell it wrong, and spell check WON’T pick up those kind of mistakes.

    Post # 14
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    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Do not have a wedding you can not afford… no woman should have to be in the position where she has to stoop to selling sponsorships or tickets or otherwise go around with your hat out looking for help with something like a wedding. It’s not a house, it’s a party. I don’t want to be judgmental but the whole concept of a Jack and Jill… just doesn’t seem right. But everyone is different I guess.

    I saw one wedding last year where the program announced the wedding was “brought to you by [wedding vendor A]!” She also had all her napkins stamped with the vendor’s logo. I know the bride and she was brought up well, so I’m sure she was embarrassed and I can’t imagine how she agreed to such a thing! Someone must have put her on the rack with social/family pressure to have a “proper” blow-out party 🙁 At the cost of her dignity.

    The feminist in me thinks this kind of pressure wouldn’t exist if the wedding was viewed as the groom’s responsibility… but since it’s usually women doing the planning, it’s OK to make us feel like failures if we don’t entertain to the max….harumph.

    Once you embrace it, it can be fun figuring out how to cut things! There’s nothing more satisfying than practicing the art of the good deal.

    Post # 15
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    49 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I sell jewelry as a side business and once had a bride contact me asking for free jewelry in exchange for my business name advertised all over her wedding.  She said she was trying to do this with all of her vendors so she would essentially have a free wedding.  I declined…

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