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Dear Miss Manners,
A relative of mine recently got married. On the back of their wedding program they stated that "in lieu of thank you notes for all the gifts you have given, we are going to use that money to donate to a local charity." Most of my family was speechless. Is this some new fangled way of getting out of responsibility?
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    mrsconn23mrsconn23 member
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    edited December 2011
    HA! I'd take back my gift and leave a note saying "In lieu of a gift,  we've made a  charitable donation in your name in the amount of what we were going to spend on your wedding present."
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    TheDuckisTheDuckis member
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    edited December 2011
    Ten bucks says they don't even actually make that donation.
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    mrsconn23mrsconn23 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_heh-heh-heh?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:ed0a613f-d87b-460f-8a65-a1bd40af4eacPost:bfdf77d7-ffb5-46ce-9773-54d00c096596">Re: heh heh heh.</a>:
    [QUOTE]Ten bucks says they don't even actually make that donation.
    Posted by TheDuckis[/QUOTE]

    That's a sucker bet...Of course they're going to 'forget' to donate the money.  Morons.
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    edited December 2011

    If they want money to donate to a charity they could make cuts in other places.  I'm sure the bride never considered buying a less expensive dress and donating that money to charity. 

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    zsazsa-stlzsazsa-stl member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm with Mrs. Conn on this.
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    hmonkeyhmonkey member
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    edited December 2011
    i don't understand why you can't have a princess party and donate to charity.  it's not a zero sum game.
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    mrsconn23mrsconn23 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_heh-heh-heh?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:47Discussion:ed0a613f-d87b-460f-8a65-a1bd40af4eacPost:8fda49db-d86b-499f-bbf0-f722f24979ed">Re: heh heh heh.</a>:
    [QUOTE]i don't understand why you can't have a princess party and donate to charity.  it's not a zero sum game.
    Posted by hmonkey[/QUOTE]

    What I don't get is why anyone needs to use their wedding as the platform. You either donate to charity or you don't.   I think it's very poser-ish to try and incorporate it into a wedding.   It's like AW-y x 10 gajillion.  And I think that it's rather ironic that someone would want to come out looking all charitable while essentially throwing a party for themselves that's going to cost at minimum (for a barebones-DIY-Fest of a wedding) of a couple grand.
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    HeffalumpHeffalump member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_wedding-woes_heh-heh-heh?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:47Discussion:ed0a613f-d87b-460f-8a65-a1bd40af4eacPost:0dac15b5-1c3b-4115-ac03-044f78048c42">Re: heh heh heh.</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: heh heh heh. : What I don't get is why anyone needs to use their wedding as the platform. You either donate to charity or you don't.   I think it's very poser-ish to try and incorporate it into a wedding.   It's like AW-y x 10 gajillion.  And I think that it's rather ironic that someone would want to come out looking all charitable while essentially throwing a party for themselves that's going to cost at minimum (for a barebones-DIY-Fest of a wedding) of a couple grand.
    Posted by mrs.conn23[/QUOTE]
    This x 100.  By all means, contribute to charity, but don't shine a spotlight on your giving. 
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    TheDuckisTheDuckis member
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    edited December 2011
    People like to act like weddings are such a big expense that they're blowing their disposable income for the entire year. I say if that's the case, have a smaller wedding.
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