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19 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

Good luck with your wedding.

 

I wish we had stunners like this in Hua Hin.

 

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Geez NCC. I think you're being darn rude to speak about my wife that way.

 

No, I will not tell you which one she is (for fear of you putting the make on my sweetie).

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Just now, neeray said:

Geez NCC. I think you're being darn rude to speak about my wife that way.

 

No, I will not tell you which one she is (for fear of you putting the make on my sweetie).

oh my god I am sorry. i feel like a complete idiot.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, neeray said:

Geez NCC. I think you're being darn rude to speak about my wife that way.

 

No, I will not tell you which one she is (for fear of you putting the make on my sweetie).

Your dark secret is safe I only carry a banana tree for you🤔

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On 8/28/2019 at 6:37 AM, PatOngo said:

Make sure they bring an envelope with cash.

Absolutely right!  The day after our Wedding, we sat down and opened all the envelopes and then did an income and expenditure sheet..............we made a profit!  I asked if we could do it again next week, but didn't quite understand the answer in Thai!

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10 minutes ago, neeray said:

Geez NCC. I think you're being darn rude to speak about my wife that way.

 

No, I will not tell you which one she is (for fear of you putting the make on my sweetie).

so about 20 years ago at work i hear a story about a woman who is very difficult to work with.

then her names comes up and i parrot the only thing i know about this person.

the man i am talking to asks me where i heard that information. i said someone here told me a lighting director said she is really impossible. 

of course it was his wife. but i don't think it was news to him.

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On 8/28/2019 at 12:29 AM, shy coconut said:

My  experiences from isaan is that formalities don't really exist, people seem to pop

in and out all the time, weddings, whether involving a foreigner or not seem to be a free

for all and the whole village pile in.

 

I would just budget for more food and drink and try and enjoy the day, as long as you've got 

somewhere to sit and something to eat you'll be fine.

 

Of course if you're having a formal western style do in a hotel with seating arrangements

then I can see there could be problems!

We got an invitation and went to a Thai wedding in a mid sized village in Roi et, both families not poor, but not much above. Lovely genuine people.

 

Turned out that village has a tradition of everybody welcome and when folks leave they must be given enough food and rice for their family for one day plus 2 bottles of beer.

 

We were invited quests but the uninvited swelled to quite big numbers, quess who was quietly asked to donate 2,000Baht and then another 1,000 to ensure there was enough give-away beer. 

 

When it was time for my family to leave we were presented with 10K of good rice.

 

 

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On 8/28/2019 at 6:34 AM, Beggar said:

Tell them you want to do a Moslem style wedding without booze and you will be almost alone. 

and you won't even recognise the female guests. 😀

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On 8/28/2019 at 7:47 AM, megapix said:

The problem is not higher costs but I have a western style wedding in 5 star hotel and we have prepared seats for all the guests. And I don't know what to do if there will be 10, 20 or more people coming and I will not have a space for them. My wife just tells me that I don't have worry about them because they are not invited.

 

 

If my wedding would in a village I wouldn't mind more people coming as it is informal, but in this case it bothers me. 

Your wife has got it right, so don't worry about it.

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On 8/28/2019 at 7:52 AM, colinneil said:

Well mate dont worry every wedding here has more guests than invited.

When i married my ex, we had about 100 or so invited guests, more than 140 turned up, hotel staff just kept bringing more chairs/ tables.

So many uninvited  turned up the food ran out, only person concerned was me, wife said jai yen yen, up to them no food/drink.

Hope you returned the envelopes with the money in them to those who did not get any food. :cheesy: 

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That is quite common don't worry about seating they will sit on the ground. The booze is what they are after. Never have bottles on the tables they will end up under shirts and in bags. Bar service with booze under lock and key is a must if you want enough remaining for the evening. 

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On 8/28/2019 at 12:29 AM, shy coconut said:

My  experiences from isaan is that formalities don't really exist, people seem to pop

in and out all the time, weddings, whether involving a foreigner or not seem to be a free

for all and the whole village pile in.

 

I would just budget for more food and drink and try and enjoy the day, as long as you've got 

somewhere to sit and something to eat you'll be fine.

 

Of course if you're having a formal western style do in a hotel with seating arrangements

then I can see there could be problems!

 

As above. It is absolutely usual throughout SE Asia  here for people not invited to show up.  Also common for people who were invited -- for example, a work colleague - to send someone in their place.

 

These uninvited people will, however, eat.

 

Just plan on slightly more food and people than number of invitees. At most Thai wedding receptions people come and go continually, the waiters clear off the tables and reseat new people as they arrive. It is nto like a Western reception where people are expected to stay for the duration (or at least until the dancing starts).

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