Potluck Wedding?

@Jshean20 (14367)
Canada
September 22, 2007 9:43pm CST
I remember hearing about a friend who attended a wedding where the dinner was potluck, I had never heard of that before until then. Have you heard of this? Is it tacky or a good idea? Would you do it?
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
23 Sep 07
I have never heard of such a wedding,but then you know what they say "The Bride is the boss" in this situation....I also heard of a wedding that was sponsered, in order to attend you had to donate money to help with the wedding,i had never heard of that kind of wedding either...A friend of mine was invited to such a wedding,she was highly offended and would not donate money to the wedding ,so they would not allow her to attend...These days you hear of such ODD things,to me that does not actually make sense.To me such a wedding as "Potluck" would seem a little tacky but then thats just my first impression,so maybe this is something new....Just call me old fashioned...
@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
23 Sep 07
I've never been to one but I think it's a great idea especially if you don't have a lot of money to spend. There's certainly more than one way to throw a wedding and no one way is the right way to do things. Weddings are way, way too expensive these days. If I were to get married there's no way I'd spend a lot of money for it. I'd be just as happy with a BBQ in the park so a potluck is right up my alley.
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@briarose (124)
• United States
23 Sep 07
I am sorry if this is a repost my interenet is acting up. I was invited to one once. The women was a Quaker and that is how they celebrate. I thougt it was a beautiful idea and a real sense of close community and friendship. The amish also celebrate this way! You know the food will be good because people are going to make either their best dish or the favorite of the bride or groom. Unfortunately I did not get to go because of a family illness and I often look back and am bummed that I never got to go.
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
23 Sep 07
I don't think it is tacky at all. Weddings are definitely personal and family events and a pot luck dinner fits both. What I think is tacky is a big formal wedding that costs thousands and thousands of dollars. To me that ssems like a big waste of time, effort and money, especially in view of the divorce rates! I have attended both kinds and I really enjoyed myself more at the potluck! (The food was delicious!)
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@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
23 Sep 07
My cousin did this. Since I drove from out of town I was unable to bring anything. I don't think it's as easy for out of town guest to do. She lives in a teeny town so it wasn't like I could pick something up either. I guess if the couple is on a tight budget they have to do what they have to do. :)