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For the price of my wedding, I could literally buy 30+ new pistols/rifles/shotguns.

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Why are wedding so damn expensive!? WHY?! Instead of one night of drunkeness, could you imagine instead getting 30+ new pistols and rifles just like that? *cry*
 

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quick answer:

because you want it to be expensive.


no one is forcing or making you have a grand wedding, or even a mediocre wedding. Vegas has drive through chapels for a reason buck-o. hell, you could just mosey on down to the court house and sign your life away there. however... considering the circumstances, 90% of the time, its the other party who will be objecting. not you. i supose you could make is psudo-romantic and blind fold her and say "ive got a surprise for you". however there will most likely be harsh words exchanged upon the removal of said blindfold when she realizes she in the court house in front of a clerk with the marriage certificate on the table next to the pen that is chained to the desk..... yeah..... no happy memories there.

another plus is the money you save on the photographer. hell, if you kicked him down $100 and paid for the film i bet he would just do it under the table. its what? 15 minutes tops? maybe 30 if hes snappin shots while your waiting in line with your blindfolded wife-to-be.

its not like you get to benefit from any of the major wedding pros anyway (reference Wedding Crashers). All you get is the semi half drunk memories of your friends doing toasts hammered drunk and revealing secrets. then theres the in laws....

i got a better idea. Rowen Atkinson tells it so much better then i;

http://youtube.com/watch?v=G4t03uBWYCw
 

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^^

bawahahahahahahahaa
 

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Think of it this way.... you only get 1 shot at a wedding with this chick (well, for the most part) but you can buy guns over and over whenever you want.

Spend whatever will give you some nice memories that you won't be ashamed of or regret 10 years down the road.
 

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Congrats!


Weddings are expensive for the same reason funerals are. People get emotionally attached to the idea of the event, and there is a whole industry devoted to making sure it costs as much as possible.

Me? I'm no cynic. ;)


Then again, I understand why it means so much to some people, its a big day for sure. Big events like that are just the kind of thing I have no interest in for myself, as an attendee or otherwise.


So, cynisisms aside, I do wish you the best.
 

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Nose Nuggets said:
quick answer:

because you want it to be expensive.


no one is forcing or making you have a grand wedding, or even a mediocre wedding. Vegas has drive through chapels for a reason buck-o. hell, you could just mosey on down to the court house and sign your life away there. however... considering the circumstances, 90% of the time, its the other party who will be objecting. not you. i supose you could make is psudo-romantic and blind fold her and say "ive got a surprise for you". however there will most likely be harsh words exchanged upon the removal of said blindfold when she realizes she in the court house in front of a clerk with the marriage certificate on the table next to the pen that is chained to the desk..... yeah..... no happy memories there.

another plus is the money you save on the photographer. hell, if you kicked him down $100 and paid for the film i bet he would just do it under the table. its what? 15 minutes tops? maybe 30 if hes snappin shots while your waiting in line with your blindfolded wife-to-be.

its not like you get to benefit from any of the major wedding pros anyway (reference Wedding Crashers). All you get is the semi half drunk memories of your friends doing toasts hammered drunk and revealing secrets. then theres the in laws....

i got a better idea. Rowen Atkinson tells it so much better then i;

http://youtube.com/watch?v=G4t03uBWYCw
Trust me, if it were up to me, we'd have 50 people and a small shindig... However, we both have very large families and a lot of family friends, not to mention our own friends... We're going to have over 300 people, and that was even with cutting out a ton of folks. If you don't invite someone, they get all butt hurt and dont want to be your friend anymore, etc... Not that I care, but my parents do. :(
 

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300?

yikes

i thought i had too many at 150 peoples!
 

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Don't get married.


It is a mistake. Why compromise? Guys just want sex, unless they are emotionally insecure. You don't need to spend that kind of money on a wedding for just sex.

Imagine all the money you'll throw away on kids. That should be a wake up call.
 

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Trust me, if it were up to me, we'd have 50 people and a small shindig... However, we both have very large families and a lot of family friends, not to mention our own friends... We're going to have over 300 people, and that was even with cutting out a ton of folks. If you don't invite someone, they get all butt hurt and dont want to be your friend anymore, etc... Not that I care, but my parents do. :(

hell yeah im butt hurt! i didnt get shit. wheres my invite damn it?
 

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wait... so everyone here who is married is emotionally insecure???

I'm seeing a pattern here...

Anyway Brucie, Have a great wedding and honeymoon. Cost is relative. The guns you want to buy will be available for purchase at a later date. Think finding someone you'll commit to spending the rest of your life with outweighs stuff you can just buy.
 

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^^ great point
 

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My recommendation is to have a nice wedding, but there are alot of places where you can save money,

My wedding, we had the ceremony on a hill overlooking the beach, we rented a bed and breakfast for the weekend and a cottage for the week, we only had a select few drinks that were served and all the beer was purchased from a friend that owned a liquor store

We purchased the flowers ourselves and did all the decorations.

We hired a photographer for only 4 hrs, only need the ceremony and part of the reception.

had a steel band playing for a little while and then just played CDs we made after that.

The food was nice BBQ catered.

It was more like a summer party then a wedding
 

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With our wedding we paid for all of it, just the two of us as neither of our parents had coin for the project anyway, and it was less than $5K total including everything and the fee for the county officiant we'd hired. We paid with cash from our savings. BTW that was also just about how much money I'd used to fund my then 2 yr. old startup so for us $5K was a damn lot of money to be blowing on somethign that would provide us no tangible financial return nevermind spending more than that in multiples of 2, 5, and 10 like most of our other friends & family did...who are now all divorced or separated but one.

There is no real reason to have some crazy extravagant and kings ransom costly wedding, if you are paying for it. Our wedding was come this Halloween 8 yrs. ago and still people talk and remark about it. Even the officiant sent us a letter afterward saying he had a grand time during our reception and after party and that guy was some old geezer on his last week before retirement. It was fun, small, classy, had lots of music and dancing and laughing and didn't at all come off as cheap even as we kept to a very strict budget.
As to the honeymoon we didn't have one. Instead we took the money for a trip to Moneysuckville with pics to put in a scrapbook and invested that into a down payment on a house we'd built. We both saw that as being a more favorable and lasting memory and memorial toward getting our marriage off to a strong foot than throwing ourselves down a debt pit from which we had for years prior worked very hard to get out of...and stay out of.

But then we, like Ducman, did things in a non traditional manner and as well put or foot down toward the naysayers and haters who before hand swore our wedding would come off 'cheap'. It didn't while the naysayers and haters, they for the most part found themselves hearing about it from the VIP only guests that made our purposefully short and exclusive list of friends & family invited attendees. We were strict about that too. No wedding crashers and no if you were not invited don't bother asking or begging for an exemption.

Good luck to ya Bruce but do not feel like you are in a headlock by your wedding and getting married. That whole industry and the De beers diamond cartel too are nothing more than racketeers who prey on peoples emotion, sentimentality, and simple outright stupidity...kind of like the automotive industry, the insurance industry, the funeral/mortician industry, and well many other industries.

Keep your wits about ya and don't get sucked in by everyone elses hysteria, histrionics, and attitudes about what you are supposed to be feeling, desiring, and being.

Just $0.02 for a friend and hoping this doesn't sound too cynical.

- Janq

P.S. - WTF man?! You know TTIWWOP!!!1
 

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One thing that will make the whole experience alot more enjoyable is not to worry about the small things that will go wrong.

Many get wrapped up in what went wrong that they never get to experience what went right.
 

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My Wedding.......total cost was under 500 bucks. 10 people, small deal, and I like it that way.
 
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