My recent post about my sister's rehearsal dinner got me thinking... what is the tackiest thing you've seen at a wedding? I have a good one...
A couple of years ago, we were invited to family member's wedding. It was out of town (about an 8 hour drive for us). Actually, the vast majority of the guests were from out of town like us.
So we get the invitation and notice there is an 'A' reception and a 'B' reception. The 'A' reception was right after the ceremony and .just for immediate family and close friends. It included a catered dinner, a wedding cake, all the normal reception stuff.
The 'B' reception was for everyone else and occurred about 5 hours after the ceremony and just included dessert. All guests invited to the 'B' reception had to provide their own meals and entertainment during the 5 hours that the 'A' reception was happening. We, like most other guests, were invited to the 'B' reception. We referred to it as the A list and B list, lol.
This is BY FAR the rudest and tackiest thing I have ever seen. Just to have two receptions is incredibly offensive, not to mention that most people were from out of town. Having to provide our own meal during that time just added to the cost of an already expensive weekend with gas, hotel, and other meal costs.
One other thing I thought was weird was that I was invited to (and attended) the bridal shower. So I was good enough for the shower, but not good enough for the real reception? Seriously??
Needless to say, we attended the wedding, but they did not receive a gift.