(Closed) Whew – glad that’s not me!

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

In my defense, my 8-year-old flower girl is wearing a $200 dress in my wedding, but her mom was ALL for it (I felt bad) and she’s doing a pageant the month after the wedding, so she’s going to re-wear it. 

That being said- does she realize where that $200 dress was made? Probably by a bunch of ladies in China, sitting in dingy factory getting paid pennies on the dollar for the dress her FG’s aunt could have easily made. 

I hate when people assume that having something handmade is going to be cheap- it’s only going to look bad if the person doesn’t know how to sew, but if they’re good at it, it can actually be *better* quality than something bought ready-to-wear. 

Sorry. Rant over. 

Post # 4
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1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The ticket-buying thing sounds ridiculous!!  It’s not prom.  Jeesh. 

Post # 5
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6825 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Actually I have heard of the ticket buying before for Jack/Jill’s.  But I agree a $200 dress for a 5 year old is a bit much. 

 

Post # 6
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

$200 is ridiculous.. even my bridesmaid dresses only cost $139… My Flower Girl dress is $39 from davids bridal and i asked them to buy a sash to go with it that cost $10 so a total of $49 and I kept wondering if I was asking too much..

Post # 8
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Does the Jack and Jill have an open bar? Cause that’s the only reason I’ve seen a ticket for one that much!

Post # 10
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think the idea of the J&J is to raise money to pay for the wedding?  So the money IS the gift, right?  I would NOT be comfortable throwing something like that OR attending, but it might be a regional thing.

Post # 11
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

In my area you don’t, it’s more like a giant party with games and such to celebrate the upcoming wedding. There’s usually awesome prizes, I know a lot of people who gave away TV’s and Texas Mickey’s…

Post # 12
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1231 posts
Bumble bee

tickets for a jack and jill??? Seriously? Get real i’d send you a card with a penny in it.

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