(Closed) Would you consider this STEALING?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Guests taking bottles from the bar home without asking = stealing?
    Yes, it's stealing : (56 votes)
    97 %
    No, this is normal wedding etiquette, it's assumed. : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Wow that is really tacky, sorry man

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee

    That’s stealing.  I’d be upset but I’m not sure what you could do.

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree with ejs4y8. Not just stealing, but tacky.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    WOW! that is horrible I would be so mad if my guests did that!

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    That isn’t cool at all in my book.  That is essentially stealing from you guys.  If nothing else, its just disrespectful.  Sorry that happened!  If it makes you feel better, my husbands friend stole a bottle of wine from behind the bar at the after party… while the bartender wasn’t looking.  Nice.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am assuming you paid for all the liquor there? It wasn’t the venues bar? Were you charged more for the bottles they took? 

    It’s very rude. However, I can totally see drunk people doing that. It’s just plain rude though and even if you were allowed to take the rest of the bar/you paid for all the bottles, they were stealing from you and your husband.

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper

    Yiiikes. That’s bad news and pretty outrageous on the part of your guests.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i agree with pp…more tacky then stealing  but theres nothing you can do about it now,  so no worries

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Sorry this happened to you – it was definitely wrong. There’s nothing you can really do about it now though, so I would just try to forget about it and move on.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    not cool! it is DEFINITELY stealing. and i can guarantee those ppl would NOT have done that if there were a bartender throughout the entire night. i hope you didn’t have to pay extra for their rude act.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Yes, I would say this is stealing. I realize it has nothing directly to do with you. If you were married at a venue which had a bartender, it’s pretty unlikely that your guests would have mistaken it for a free-for-all – I’ve seen “leftovers” taken only from a backyard wedding after the bride & groom gave their OK (seeing as they had provided it)

    Did you have a cash bar or an open bar? Just wondering if you venue will be charging you for the missing bottles.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t necessarily think that was the best behavior on your guests behalf, but at the same time looking at it through vodka goggles I can see how they’d be like “well it’s an open bar and already paid for no use in leaving it here…” 

    I’m not saying I condone that, but I can see where they were coming from – even if it wasn’t the best behavior and I can totally understand why you’d be a little put off by the situation.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Yes it is stealing and yes it is tacky.

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