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  • Re: Invitation/Wedding Shower Etiquette

    Concur with @ILoveBeachMusic's advice.  The "rule" is to send invites to whomever you would like to invite to your wedding.  Do not take into consideration if you think they could/couldn't make it.  That is for them to figure out/decide, even if they are your coworkers.

    Only people invited to the wedding can be invited to a shower or wedding luncheon.  In a way, I see this as a win-win to invite anyone you would like to attend your wedding.  Because then you can also invite them to any wedding related events.  In that respect, a person can know that they are probably going to decline the wedding invite...either because they don't want to go to a DW in Ireland or can't get the time off...but can still accept the shower invite.

    For example, I personally would be really unlikely to attend a DW in Ireland unless it was my BFF or a close family member.  But would definitely accept a local shower invite from a good friend/coworker. 

    Completely agree, except I’d much rather go to a coworker’s destination wedding in Ireland than a local shower!
    eileenrobshort+sassy
  • Re: Card Box (lantern) pic

    Just stick a couple envelopes in it and people will figure it out. 
    MairePoppyeileenrob
  • Re: The Monday-est of Monday

    Our office is closed today and yet both of my bosses have gone in and are busily emailing me about things. Nope. Ignore. I hardly get any time off, I am not answering your questions today!
    charlotte989875short+sassy
  • Re: Lackluster Short Wedding Reception For A DW Dilemma

    levioosa said:
    So I think this actually sounds pretty good! The only thing is though that people shouldn’t have to pay for their own drinks. It’s fine to have a dry wedding, but not to make alcohol available if they want to pay. I might change some of the after party stuff around so you can afford to cover drinks at the reception.  
    I agree with this, however I'm guessing that the buffet is going to be open to the general public as well as this time, so it will be impossible to restrict alcohol. This really isn't all that different from venues that refuse to take down their liquor. The B&G are essentially hosting a dry event, however the venue is still offering alcohol and there's not much they can do about that.

    I agree though, if it's possible to shuffle some of the budget around, providing alcohol for at least the reception would be a good idea. We've always said that B&Gs aren't required to provide alcohol/pay for after parties, so the fact that they are covering a portion of it is generous. 

    Sounds like a fun night, OP! 
    I tend to lean towards the side of if you aren’t paying for alcohol, you shouldn’t use a venue that is going to be trying to sell it to your guests. I don’t think it’s all that terrible to do so if you have to, but if they can shift things around and make it work I think it’s worth trying. 
    charlotte989875PrettyGirlLost
  • Re: Lackluster Short Wedding Reception For A DW Dilemma

    So I think this actually sounds pretty good! The only thing is though that people shouldn’t have to pay for their own drinks. It’s fine to have a dry wedding, but not to make alcohol available if they want to pay. I might change some of the after party stuff around so you can afford to cover drinks at the reception.  
    MesmrEwesouthernbelle0915short+sassyInLoveInQueens