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Old 18.08.2011, 10:20
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Yes, and my wedding was a very formal event with fancy flowers and decorations and around 800 peoples.

Now, if it was just me, it would have been the 2 of us on the beach and that's all. But explain that to a Turkish mother in law...

how do you know 800 people??? or did you marry into royalty?
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:23
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We have a Swiss guy in the office who won't say "Ken can you just help me with something." or "Ken, if you have a moment can I talk about the email you sent" etc etc

He just stands near my desk - silently - loitering.

He's just weird.
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:24
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I sometimes look up to see one of my Japanese colleagues standing quietly in my doorway, with a piece of paper in hand, waiting until I notice them... for years now I have said please just come in, you're not disturbing me... but still...
I know what you mean. They just can't stop with the origami thing.
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:25
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We have a Swiss guy in the office who won't say "Ken can you just help me with something." or "Ken, if you have a moment can I talk about the email you sent" etc etc

He just stands near my desk - silently - loitering.

He's just weird.
half Japanese?
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:35
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how do you know 800 people??? or did you marry into royalty?
Traditional weddings are not only about a couple getting married. It's also family politics. Might be difficult to understand for some cultures, but a wedding with 100+ guests is not something out of ordinary. The bride/groom probably don't know all of those people, and that is why more traditional invitations say "parents of groom/bride invite you to the wedding of their daughter/son".

When you are invited to a wedding and you do not receive information on what you are expected to wear (casual, evening dress, etc), depending on the couple, of course, it is usually taken for granted you should dress fancy. Though "fancy" varies from person to person, I also found offensive when people went to my brother-in-law wedding wearing jeans, sport shoes and lumberjack shirts. Both bride and mothers for the couple were livid because it shows disrespect. Sunday's best expression exists for a reason...

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Old 18.08.2011, 10:45
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it is usually taken for granted you should dress fancy. Though "fancy" varies from person to person
Might explain why I was asked to leave when I turned up wearing my Spiderman costume!
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:45
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Traditional weddings are not only about a couple getting married. It's also family politics. Might be difficult to understand for some cultures, but a wedding with 100+ guests is not something out of ordinary. The bride/groom probably don't know all of those people, and that is why more traditional invitations say "parents of groom/bride invite you to the wedding of their daughter/son".

When you are invited to a wedding and you do not receive information on what you are expected to wear (casual, evening dress, etc), depending on the couple, of course, it is usually taken for granted you should dress fancy. Though "fancy" varies from person to person, I also found offensive when people went to my brother-in-law wedding wearing jeans, sport shoes and lumberjack shirts. Both bride and mothers for the couple were livid because it shows disrespect. Sunday's best expression exists for a reason...

But I'm no Good-Manners author...
True, but some cultures/countries don't really do the dressing up thing. And if it's one of these political weddings where you have to come because it's some distant relative of the mother in law's best friend's sister's cousin but you don't know the people getting married and don't really care, this is well what you may get. Dressing down in such a situation may also be a mark of modesty and in a way communicates that you are only there because of politics and people will understand when you come late and leave early and don't contribute much in between.
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:48
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Might explain why I was asked to leave when I turned up wearing my Spiderman costume!

there is one of those American-English things.... first time I was invited to a fancy dress party here I thought they meant black tie and tails

good thing mrs. G was around
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half Japanese?
Turning Japanese?
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Turning Japanese?
I think I've got a bit of the Vapors............
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Old 18.08.2011, 10:54
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oh yes, I went through something similar... A bit more difficult for a woman to make an evening suit less formal...
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Might explain why I was asked to leave when I turned up wearing my Spiderman costume!

no, this is why you where asked to leave

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Hanging around EF during workhours...
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Well I did actually go to the trouble of finding a "trying to rip my own eyes out" smiley but to little effect...
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how do you know 800 people??? or did you marry into royalty?
I think I knew maybe 10 of them...

Tradition Honey, tradition... That was a tough night, but you should have seen the gifts!
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i was once invited to an Indian wedding with * 2'000 * guests.

Wow - what an event. I thought I'm in a Bollywood film production.
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i was once invited to an Indian wedding with * 2'000 * guests.

Wow - what an event. I thought I'm in a Bollywood film production.
We were invited to a Sikh wedding in Oxford once. You should have seen the amount of cash given to the couple . THen there was the fantastic food and unlimited free booze....
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Aye I have been to some of those in Durban, South Africa, crazy three day parties!
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