Reception Dinner

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kennysoldwife Posts : 3,859 Registered: 4/28/07
Re: Reception Dinner
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 4:45 PM Go to message in response to: FutureMrsBentley

Maybe it's just me but I would never invite my friends to go out with me to celebrate anything and expect them to pay. If a friend and I talked about getting together for dinner or something that's one thing but if I called someone and said hey Tinkerbell my birthday is this weekend how about you take me out for dinner.

 

 

 

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EWF Posts : 158 Registered: 7/16/09
Re: Reception Dinner
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 5:56 PM Go to message in response to: FutureMrsBentley

when i read this, i heard Billy Mays in my head saying "for the discount price of just $35 a person, you too can come to our wedding reception. call now and a glass of water will be provided free with purchase!"

please do not offer something that you cannot afford, no matter how much your friends "love you and want to celebrate your happiness".

 

 

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BirdLover Posts : 2,834 Registered: 3/30/06
Re: Reception Dinner
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 8:13 PM Go to message in response to: EWF

I love an support my friends, but that doesn't mean I'm okay with them being rude. And inviting guests to celebrate a wedding and asking them to provide their own food (whether using money or bringing actual food to eat) is rude.

I like the idea of a party at home.
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Renee86 Posts : 159 Registered: 5/30/08
Re: Reception Dinner
Posted: Oct 30, 2009 12:59 PM Go to message in response to: StacyRayWood

If you can't afford it, then don't invite them. You do no invite
someone to a party or celebration and make them pay for it. It's rude
and unclassy.

The only situation in which it's acceptable is if it's a charity fundraiser.

I suggest just doing the dinner with the kids and immediate family. It'll be affordable and you'll be celebrating with those that mean the most to you. Doesn't sound too bad at all.

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auntofthebride Posts : 9,354 Registered: 4/2/06
Re: Reception Dinner
Posted: Oct 30, 2009 5:37 PM Go to message in response to: Renee86

Dear Renee,

"The only situation in which it's acceptable is if it's a charity fundraiser."

In that case, a charity fundraiser, the charity is the host. The purpose of the party is to raise money for a good cause, and have fun while doing so.

A newly married couple is not a charity nor should they ask others to pay to celebrate their event.

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Renee86 Posts : 159 Registered: 5/30/08
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Posted: Oct 30, 2009 7:30 PM Go to message in response to: auntofthebride

That is exactly what I'm saying. Maybe I didn't word it right.

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auntofthebride Posts : 9,354 Registered: 4/2/06
Re: Reception Dinner
Posted: Oct 30, 2009 9:54 PM Go to message in response to: Renee86

Dear Renee,

"Maybe I didn't word it right."

You were exactly right. I was just expanding on your answer.

My apologies for making it sound like I was correcting you.

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Renee86 Posts : 159 Registered: 5/30/08
Re: Reception Dinner
Posted: Oct 31, 2009 12:41 AM Go to message in response to: auntofthebride

Okay, I was a little confused there lol. That's alright.

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