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Old 06-26-2008, 11:50 AM
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:38 PM
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I heard about it on the radio this morning, I think it's a bit much. I know she wasn't "intentionally" looking for publicity, but I dunno. Seems a bit off.

Plus, I wouldn't want commericalism all over my wedding, if we couldn't afford the wedding we're having, we would be having something smaller.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:46 PM
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I'm niot sure what I think. On one hand, good for her because it doesn't seem like they have a whole lot of money, but honestly, I don't know if I'd want all the publicity and commercialism.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:59 AM
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I actually know this girl, so I am happy for her. But I thought I would pass the link on to GC to see what the thoughts are on this one:

Ebay Bridesmaid
some of the comments on there are great.."3 words...who cares?" hahahaahaha
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:07 PM
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The Ebay thing is definitely random and not something that I would do, but if she's happy, more power to her, I guess.

In random wedding news, I wish my family wouldn't try to create drama. I'm about to be invited to a cousin's wedding. My sister (and her family) is not. It's 10 hours away so chances are she wouldn't be able to afford to go, but she's going to be hurt that they weren't at least invited.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:21 PM
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The thing that skeeves me out about the Dr.Pepper/eBay extravaganza is that people act like they're entitled to the wedding of their dreams. She and her baby daddy can't afford a fancy wedding? Do what so many other poor people have done for generations and have a cheap wedding, or elope. An expensive wedding is not a birthright.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:46 PM
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The thing that skeeves me out about the Dr.Pepper/eBay extravaganza is that people act like they're entitled to the wedding of their dreams. She and her baby daddy can't afford a fancy wedding? Do what so many other poor people have done for generations and have a cheap wedding, or elope. An expensive wedding is not a birthright.
Let the church say amen. So many girls are having weddings that are beyond their means.

My mom always said about weddings: If you have to finance it, take out a loan for it or otherwise go into debt to have it, you can't afford it. Also, if you need to pick up a second or third job to pay for your wedding, you can't afford it. If you have to come home from your honeymoon and eat ramen for 6 months just to recover your finances, you can't afford it. Also, if you come home from your honeymoon and have to move in with your parents because you two have no more money, you can't afford it.

I could keep going but you get the idea. If it's money you're going to be sweating over, then it's not something you can afford.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:00 PM
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The corruption of the younger generation by all things technology-related is complete now, in my view.

My husband just forwarded me a wedding invitation from his niece -- IN AN EMAIL.

Not a scan of a paper invitation to show it off or a save the date note -- text is centered, different size texts used, a poem starts it off, all the typical wording is included, the .jpgs of their engagement photos are attached, the wedding is in 3 weeks -- IT IS HER WEDDING INVITATION (with a link to their website for more information, of course).

So this is what it's come to? Miss Manners would have a stroke.

I'm considering emailing them a picture of a set of their china and wishing them an electronic congratulations and being done with it...
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:15 PM
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The corruption of the younger generation by all things technology-related is complete now, in my view.

My husband just forwarded me a wedding invitation from his niece -- IN AN EMAIL.

Not a scan of a paper invitation to show it off or a save the date note -- text is centered, different size texts used, a poem starts it off, all the typical wording is included, the .jpgs of their engagement photos are attached, the wedding is in 3 weeks -- IT IS HER WEDDING INVITATION (with a link to their website for more information, of course).

So this is what it's come to? Miss Manners would have a stroke.

I'm considering emailing them a picture of a set of their china and wishing them an electronic congratulations and being done with it...

Speaking of this, my best friend's younger sister is getting married this weekend and sent me a MYSPACE MESSAGE the other week asking me to serve her cake...
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:29 PM
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I'm considering emailing them a picture of a set of their china and wishing them an electronic congratulations and being done with it...
LOL! I made a website but I would never dream of using e-mail as my method of inviting people!
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:34 PM
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I'm considering emailing them a picture of a set of their china and wishing them an electronic congratulations and being done with it...

Please do, and please post that you did so on theknot.com.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:58 PM
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My husband just forwarded me a wedding invitation from his niece -- IN AN EMAIL.
It could be worse. You could have received a secondhand invitation by phone less than 48 hours before the wedding.

This happened to DH and me. DH has a second cousin on his mom's side of the family. He's an Orthodox Jew and very in-your-face about it - he looks down on DH, his parents, and me because we're Reform and therefore not "real" Jews. He made quite a scene about it at his grandmother's funeral and burial a few years back.

Well, a few months ago, he got married. DH's parents got a proper wedding invitation in the mail, and replied yes. DH and I were not invited, nor were we even told he was getting married. (No big shock there.)

The wedding was on a Sunday morning. On Friday afternoon about 4pm, DH got a call on his cell phone. It was his parents with an invitation to the wedding! Apparently, the bride and groom had guaranteed a minimum number of guests, and far fewer than the minimum had RSVP'd yes, so they were scrambling to meet the minimum (and, incidentally, do a gift grab from people they hardly even knew).

It took us about fifteen seconds to decide that the answer was no. DH and I called his parents and told them we wouldn't be there. The ILs tried to wheedle us into coming, but we put our feet down.

Honestly. A B-list is tacky enough, but a Z-list???
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:16 PM
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The corruption of the younger generation by all things technology-related is complete now, in my view.

My husband just forwarded me a wedding invitation from his niece -- IN AN EMAIL...

I knew someone who did this. I was mortified.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:43 AM
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i received an email invitation from an acquaintance i barely knew about 1-2 weeks before her wedding. apparently i made the D list by default. i replied no and still sent a gift. i never received a thank-you note. gee, what a shocker.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:08 PM
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It could be worse. You could have received a secondhand invitation by phone less than 48 hours before the wedding.

This happened to DH and me. DH has a second cousin on his mom's side of the family. He's an Orthodox Jew and very in-your-face about it - he looks down on DH, his parents, and me because we're Reform and therefore not "real" Jews. He made quite a scene about it at his grandmother's funeral and burial a few years back.

Well, a few months ago, he got married. DH's parents got a proper wedding invitation in the mail, and replied yes. DH and I were not invited, nor were we even told he was getting married. (No big shock there.)

The wedding was on a Sunday morning. On Friday afternoon about 4pm, DH got a call on his cell phone. It was his parents with an invitation to the wedding! Apparently, the bride and groom had guaranteed a minimum number of guests, and far fewer than the minimum had RSVP'd yes, so they were scrambling to meet the minimum (and, incidentally, do a gift grab from people they hardly even knew).

It took us about fifteen seconds to decide that the answer was no. DH and I called his parents and told them we wouldn't be there. The ILs tried to wheedle us into coming, but we put our feet down.

Honestly. A B-list is tacky enough, but a Z-list???
I would have gone but not worried about getting them a gift (since you would not have had time to buy them one).
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