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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2012, 11:52:35 AM »
A coworker was trapped chose to stay at a 12 hour wedding yesterday.

I'm starting a campaign to inform people that they don't have to be a Prisoner of Etiquette™.
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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual?
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2012, 12:11:07 PM »
I would decline. There's no way in heck I'm shelling out $$$ to stay in a dorm (!) get up at 5am, and then be stuck sitting around in a remote location for six hours while the bride and groom do God-knows-what.


I'd decline too.  My guess is that this is some kind of resort or retreat, perhaps religious or spiritual in nature.  It's quite possible that the couple have enjoyed staying there, have friends that they met there, and see staying in dormitories and getting up before sunrise as part of a pleasurable experience.  There are probably activities during the day, so that the couple and their friends think that the guests would have plenty to do. 

But I have to say, any place that charges lots of money for a dorm bed, and regards having a ceremony at Oh-Gawdawful in the morning as normal, doesn't sound like it would have activities that would interest me. 

I really want to hear an update, if only to find out what kind of place this is.   :)

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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2012, 12:43:30 PM »
I'm also wondering how the 12/12/12 guests were trapped.  If it was literally, I'd be calling 911.  If they were just too polite to leave, they need to practice saying "It's been lovely.  Enjoy the rest of your night.  Good bye." in case they get "trapped" again.

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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2012, 12:44:18 PM »
Everything I'm hearing from the description of both these weddings just screams "SELFISH!" to me. What ever happened to wanting to please your guests? Sounds like both couples should have eloped.

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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2012, 01:52:25 PM »
A coworker was trapped chose to stay at a 12 hour wedding yesterday.

I'm starting a campaign to inform people that they don't have to be a Prisoner of Etiquette™.

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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2012, 02:18:33 PM »
This is the worst idea ever.

It's like the most obnoxious thing a morning person could possibly think of to do. There's no way I would go, and if it were a close friend or family member, I'd even be a little resentful. Sounds like someone has this highly romantic idea (the pictures would be amazing), but really didn't think it through. At all.


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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2012, 02:29:29 PM »
I figured out what those 7 hours are for.  Sleeping.

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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2012, 05:43:39 PM »
Well, at least it is over for a few centuries!
There will be no 13-13-13. 
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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2012, 06:01:34 PM »
Well, at least it is over for a few centuries!
There will be no 13-13-13.

Well, there's February 22, 2022 for 2-22-22. That one would either have to be a 2 hour wedding, or a 22 hour wedding....

Then there's Dec. 3, 2045 for 12-3-45. Would that be a 67 hour wedding?

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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2012, 06:08:24 PM »
I'm sad there's no 13-13-13.  I remember the wackiness of 06-06-06.

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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2012, 06:41:21 PM »
The best we'll do is 1-3-13. Meh.


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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2012, 09:33:58 PM »
A dawn wedding followed by an evening reception that same night is a ridiculous idea. People are going to be exhausted! Unless of course, they can somehow get some sleep during the day. But that would depend on certain factors. Such as: whether they need to check out of their dorm accommodation by a certain time; whether they've got transportation to take them back to their accommodation; and whether they can actually sleep during the day (lots of people find this hard).

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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #57 on: December 14, 2012, 11:31:27 AM »
Everything I'm hearing from the description of both these weddings just screams "SELFISH!" to me. What ever happened to wanting to please your guests? Sounds like both couples should have eloped.

Ditto. They both seem like they're set up to tax the stamina and patience of the guests, not as a happy event where people can eat on a normal schedule, be merry for the couple and then get a decent night's sleep.
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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #58 on: December 14, 2012, 10:22:07 PM »
Why aren't they doing this on Saturday?  People would still have to possibly pay for 2 nights lodging, but they wouldn't have to miss work/take the day off on Sunday (assuming most people work m-f).

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Re: Dawn wedding + evening reception... is this unusual? #37 Odd update
« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2012, 12:32:50 AM »
Well, at least it is over for a few centuries!
There will be no 13-13-13.

There'll be 01-01-2101.  ;)