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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #45 on: February 29, 2012, 03:43:56 PM »
Purplemuse, that's brilliant!  ;D

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #46 on: February 29, 2012, 03:44:17 PM »

This wishing well before you here
Has a purpose that's pretty clear.
Please drop some money into the slot,
Please don't skimp on it...make it a lot!
We would think it pretty nifty
If it was at least a fifty.
After all it cost us lots of money
To plan this day and our moon of honey!

It's just greedy!!!!! :(

I see you hold your riches dear
And we do to, so to make it clear:
From our gift to you, we must deduct
The cash we spent to wish you luck.
New outfits and our hotel room
Weren't paid for by the bride and groom.
Our babysitter charged a lot
We had to pay for a parking spot.
There's new wear and tear on our car;
Add the tolls and gas to come so far.
Subtracted from our intended gift,
This dollar bill is all that's left.

For the win!!!!

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #47 on: February 29, 2012, 06:42:16 PM »
I'm a good ettiquettehell member, I do not like gift grabs.  This one has horrified me.

My aunt recieved an invite to a family wedding and asked me if it really was asking for money as a present as she'd never come across it before.
The invite had the time and date and a `cutesyī poem that informed the guests that money was expected, gold and silver was good but paper was better and that the bag included with the invite was to put the present in.

Jaw, meet floor.

Oh for the love of Deity. My mother wanted me to include a gimmeeee moneee poem into our wedding invitations. Even before eHell, I hated those things!!! This below is the worst thing I have ever seen...

This wishing well before you here
Has a purpose that's pretty clear.
Please drop some money into the slot,
Please don't skimp on it...make it a lot!
We would think it pretty nifty
If it was at least a fifty.
After all it cost us lots of money
To plan this day and our moon of honey!

It's just greedy!!!!! :(

I see you hold your riches dear
And we do too, so to make it clear:
From our gift to you, we must deduct
The cash we spent to wish you luck.
New outfits and our hotel room
Weren't paid for by the bride and groom.
Our babysitter charged a lot
We had to pay for a parking spot.
There's new wear and tear on our car;
Add the tolls and gas to come so far.
Subtracted from our intended gift,
This dollar bill is all that's left.

I LOVE it! I hope I never need to come search for this thread to use your poem (giving you credit as author, of course) in reply to an invitation like the one that started this thread.

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #48 on: February 29, 2012, 09:13:49 PM »
Ugh, whenever there's a mention of "give me money" on a wedding invitation I automatically give less than I would normally.  We always give cash or a check, but having it "suggested" to me just makes me so irritated that my purse strings tighten like a sphincter.

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2012, 12:16:39 AM »
I'm a good ettiquettehell member, I do not like gift grabs.  This one has horrified me.

My aunt recieved an invite to a family wedding and asked me if it really was asking for money as a present as she'd never come across it before.
The invite had the time and date and a `cutesyī poem that informed the guests that money was expected, gold and silver was good but paper was better and that the bag included with the invite was to put the present in.

Jaw, meet floor.

They should just have written this:

Money, thatís what I want.
Money, thatís what is hot.
Money, thatís what I want.
Money, itís what we ainít got ícept freedom, freedom, freedom is what we really sought!

(okay, maybe not the last line on a gimme)

Oh for the love of Deity. My mother wanted me to include a gimmeeee moneee poem into our wedding invitations. Even before eHell, I hated those things!!! This below is the worst thing I have ever seen...

This wishing well before you here
Has a purpose that's pretty clear.
Please drop some money into the slot,
Please don't skimp on it...make it a lot!
We would think it pretty nifty
If it was at least a fifty.
After all it cost us lots of money
To plan this day and our moon of honey!

It's just greedy!!!!! :(

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2012, 12:43:10 AM »
I'm a good ettiquettehell member, I do not like gift grabs.  This one has horrified me.

My aunt recieved an invite to a family wedding and asked me if it really was asking for money as a present as she'd never come across it before.
The invite had the time and date and a `cutesyī poem that informed the guests that money was expected, gold and silver was good but paper was better and that the bag included with the invite was to put the present in.

Jaw, meet floor.

Oh for the love of Deity. My mother wanted me to include a gimmeeee moneee poem into our wedding invitations. Even before eHell, I hated those things!!! This below is the worst thing I have ever seen...

This wishing well before you here
Has a purpose that's pretty clear.
Please drop some money into the slot,
Please don't skimp on it...make it a lot!
We would think it pretty nifty
If it was at least a fifty.
After all it cost us lots of money
To plan this day and our moon of honey!

It's just greedy!!!!! :(

I see you hold your riches dear
And we do too, so to make it clear:
From our gift to you, we must deduct
The cash we spent to wish you luck.
New outfits and our hotel room
Weren't paid for by the bride and groom.
Our babysitter charged a lot
We had to pay for a parking spot.
There's new wear and tear on our car;
Add the tolls and gas to come so far.
Subtracted from our intended gift,
This dollar bill is all that's left.

I love love LOVE this poem! Not sure I'd actually have the nerve to ever respond with it, but it gives me the giggles to imagine doing so.

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #51 on: March 01, 2012, 06:54:51 AM »
That poem is GREAT! I love it!

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2012, 06:58:22 AM »
This wishing well before you here
Has a purpose that's pretty clear.
Please drop some money into the slot,
Please don't skimp on it...make it a lot!
We would think it pretty nifty
If it was at least a fifty.
After all it cost us lots of money
To plan this day and our moon of honey!

It's just greedy!!!!! :(

I see you hold your riches dear
And we do to, so to make it clear:
From our gift to you, we must deduct
The cash we spent to wish you luck.
New outfits and our hotel room
Weren't paid for by the bride and groom.
Our babysitter charged a lot
We had to pay for a parking spot.
There's new wear and tear on our car;
Add the tolls and gas to come so far.
Subtracted from our intended gift,
This dollar bill is all that's left.

This is phenomenal. ;D

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2012, 01:14:15 PM »
Thanks, everyone :)

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2012, 01:16:50 PM »
Ugh, whenever there's a mention of "give me money" on a wedding invitation I automatically give less than I would normally.  We always give cash or a check, but having it "suggested" to me just makes me so irritated that my purse strings tighten like a sphincter.

I once did a radio show on wedding-registry etiquette, and this is one point that I tried to hammer home. And that any baby-shower gift will be smaller, too.

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2012, 05:53:29 PM »
Well here in Australia our notes are plastic and I don't own a check book so it would have to be a piece of paper with IOU written on it. Either that or the 1000 lira note DH has lying around somewhere  >:D

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2012, 07:36:41 PM »
I think the poem is tacky.  In my area people generally give money so you don't have to say anything.  Some people do say "presentation please" but I find that tacky too.

I think the reason for all the money is weddings are so expensive now.  In a group of family/friends a certain quality of wedding is expected and people need to pay quite a bit for it.  I know people say, plan the wedding you can pay for but often there is pressure to provide the standard fair of a quality meal and a open bar. 

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Re: I've not heard of this one
« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2012, 07:53:28 PM »
I'm a good ettiquettehell member, I do not like gift grabs.  This one has horrified me.

My aunt recieved an invite to a family wedding and asked me if it really was asking for money as a present as she'd never come across it before.
The invite had the time and date and a `cutesyī poem that informed the guests that money was expected, gold and silver was good but paper was better and that the bag included with the invite was to put the present in.

Jaw, meet floor.

Evil Christabel would send them quality printer paper for new invitations. Was this invitation store bought? I'm a little worried that a card company would encourage this tackiness. Asking all your guests to send money smacks of the "My wedding was expensive, so you have to pay admission!" mentality.

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Re: I've not heard of this one - update page4
« Reply #58 on: September 24, 2013, 12:00:37 AM »
UPDATE

The bride has kicked the groom out.  Not for mental anguish or irreconcilable differences or anything like that.  No, it was because "You don't earn enough". 

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Re: I've not heard of this one - update page4
« Reply #59 on: September 24, 2013, 01:23:13 AM »
UPDATE

The bride has kicked the groom out.  Not for mental anguish or irreconcilable differences or anything like that.  No, it was because "You don't earn enough".

I am shocked! Just SHOCKED!   That it took this long for Ms Mercenary to realize that fact. You would think she would have had him audited before the wedding.