I was recently invited (via Facebook) to “John” and “Jane’s” Stag and Doe. In this part of the world, it’s apparently commonplace for the bride and groom to be to host a party, inviting everyone they know, to serve as a fundraiser for their wedding. The Facebook invite indicated that tickets are $5 and can be purchased from a few friends of the bride and groom.
I’m not from this part of the world, so I was unfamiliar with a Stag and Doe. I thought it was a bit tacky to charge $5, but figured it was a sort of joint bachelor/bachelorette party, and so said I would go. Upon talking with a friend, I discovered there will also be a 50/50 draw and silent auction at this party, with all proceeds to the bride and groom to be.
The kicker? I’m not actually invited to the wedding. I was, however, invited to the shower, and now have been invited to help pay for a wedding I’m not invited to. Needless to say, I let the bride and groom know I won’t be able to make it after all. 0715-10