- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
I’ve been to 2 of them. One, the bridal party raised the money, to do a “honeyfund” aka honeymoon fund. They did do a semi-open bar. You got 2 drinks free, and had to pay for 2(that way, NO ONE had to shell out allot for alcohol). BUT, they had neat games, and you had to pay to dance with the bride/groom(like a money dance at an actual wedding). They did have actual gifts for the game winners, and they were NOT the kind that are “gifted” back to the couple. I got one that was a good 2fer(in my opinion). It was a gift cert for this cute boutique where my mom lives, PLUS a 30% coupon, and the girl that had gotten the certs, told us 3 girls that got them, if we called first to find out if she were there, she’d give us another 20% due to her employee discount. That was actually pretty nice, even if some would consider it business solicitation LOL. They did the following games:
1-the “key” game. Everyone had to bring a door key(new or an old one, didn’t matter), and they wrote numbers on the key and your raffle ticket($1). If your key was drawn, there was a “game” of who’s key the bride/groom had(kind of a joke, like, “if you have a key to the apartment of one of them, you had to “give it back”)…
2-Regular “guess how many in the jar”. that one was a little more to play, BUT it was actually pretty easy. so allot of people wanted to play. allot were right, but it went by the person with the FIRST right answer(everyone else who “won”, got a free drink).
3-$5 cover included pizza, snacks, and your sodas.
IDk the rest offhand, those were the ones who stuck out to me.
the second one I went to, turned me off from them. It was a gift grab, tickets were high($3-$5-and a LOT of games!), cover was high($10/pp), cash bar, they had a taco bar, with an attendant, and if you didn’t pay for the food, you didn’t eat(they cooked it, but a family member “charged” for it). they did the dollar dance with the bride/groom, but were charging $5, instead of the “usual” $1 minimum that most guests were accustomed to at weddings. I think I spent about $40, without alcohol or food. Then, BAM, we got FACEBOOK updates aka pictures, of how they decided to just elope. At the courthouse. and were having a “reception” at a restaurant/bar, but were only having family, b/c they wanted a close, intimate feeling. There were probably 40 of us at that damned party. $20/PP would have gotten them $800…I was 21 then, I’m 30 now. I haven’t tt that couple since, and from what I gather, they’re still married(we think, not quite sure), but it’s like they’re still kids(and have 4 together).