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School Me: Weddings

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    Don't spend one dollar more than may make you miss the money or fight over it later. Or be able to put it toward your future.

    The ceremony has little to do with happiness and actually huge weddings have been shown to lead to less successful marriages.

    There is no price tag on faithfulness, sacrifice and selflessness. Which are the real requirements for marital fulfillment.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    Thatís funny, I wanted it at zorvino but she picked somewhere else.
    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    I did the leap of faith on May 17th.

    When she asked what I wanted for a wedding, my response was to fly our parents and siblings out to Hawaii for the week, get married at the lagoon that was in a picture at my grandfather's house (taken on the vacation he and my grandmother took many moons ago).

    What I ended up with was 120+ people, a church, a reception, a DJ, a photographer, a happy hour for the guests.....pretty much everything that I did not want or care for.

    So, knowing that my bride-to-be was suddenly deaf, I went all in because she was incapable of understanding my side of things. We took dance lessons for our first dance, talked with the reverend at the church, beautiful flowers from a florist, prime rib or chicken marsala and on and on.

    I did not exactly have fun at the reception. It was never designed for my full enjoyment. I mean, in the moment it was fun-ish but there was a lot of demand for me to be certain places at certain times. By the time I felt "free", there was an hour and 15 minutes left in the evening. I did all these things because of one quote that struck a chord with me...."Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own" - Robert A. Heinlein

    Now that we're in the hindsight stage, she quickly realized that everything I was saying during the entire planning phase came true. She completely lost sight of what I wanted out of the day and well....too late now!


    That all said, the hired help were absolutely phenomenal and experts in their craft.

    Tom Gibbons photography (Ramzi was our camera guy)
    Main Event for the DJ (Tim B)
    Zorvino's for the reception (Denise and the Zorvino crew)


    All I can say is, I am glad this is happening only once because I never, ever want to do that again!

    Oh and...GOOD LUCK!


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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    The wedding day is her day. Not the couples day. Look at the example above.
    I fought it at first but I had to eventually figure that I am perfectly capable of setting aside my preferences for that one day. The bigger picture was the commitment, not the day itself.

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    We're just starting to plan ours. We're extremely appreciative that the FIL offered to foot the bill, and wants to go all out. Something a little less of a production would have been more my style, but it should be a good time. The only thing we've committed to thus far is the date and venue... 9/19/20 @ the Lake Placid Country Club.

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    What did you spend on the cake? This is a bummer cuz I have relatives who can make killer cakes but the venue wonít allow a cake not from a legit bakery Incase people get sick. So the bake shop they recommend starts at $315 for our wedding size. Kinda what I expected, but the ball and chain is googling pics of three and five tier cakes... I donít think thatís $315!

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    Re: School Me: Weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanNicholson View Post
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    Are you trying to draw attention away from my 40th birthday festivities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    What did you spend on the cake? This is a bummer cuz I have relatives who can make killer cakes but the venue won’t allow a cake not from a legit bakery Incase people get sick. So the bake shop they recommend starts at $315 for our wedding size. Kinda what I expected, but the ball and chain is googling pics of three and five tier cakes... I don’t think that’s $315!
    I'm getting an ice cream cake for mine...

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    Carrot cake ftw.

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    Cake Good, Calling your future wife a ball and chain before the wedding priceless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    What did you spend on the cake? This is a bummer cuz I have relatives who can make killer cakes but the venue won’t allow a cake not from a legit bakery Incase people get sick. So the bake shop they recommend starts at $315 for our wedding size. Kinda what I expected, but the ball and chain is googling pics of three and five tier cakes... I don’t think that’s $315!
    I think ours is going to be a small cake for us, with cup cakes or sheet cake for everyone else. Also tastes better according to her (she's trained in such things). Apparently the big cakes taste like ass since they need structure and get baked a week in advance.


    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    Are you trying to draw attention away from my 40th birthday festivities?
    Yep. Exact reason we chose that date haha.

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    Out cake was $125 and it was absolutely delicious. We legit go to thatbaker and get cakes from them for no reason just have delicious cake.
    Most dedicated venues won’t let you bring anything from outside for insurance reasons and so they can rape you

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    Whatís a good gift for the best man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    What’s a good gift for the best man?
    Why is he your best man?

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    Cuz he looks me in the eye when he jacks me off
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    Why is he your best man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    Cuz he looks me in the eye when he jacks me off
    Damn... how am I gonna have that many best men?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    for insurance reasons
    Lies. They just want to make more money.

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    Re: School Me: Weddings

    Did ours at the Boston public garden. $50 or so for a permit. Small affair. Friends did readings. Reception with open bar at a little place on Newbury St afterward; that was the expensive part (2-3k all in with food). Friend made us a cake

    We're since divorced, but no regrets on the wedding front. Mileage be varyin'.


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    $1100 for 5 hours of a dj? Gross

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    Yea that's rough, but if he puts on a good party it might be worth it in a way.

    BTW... MVMT has a "black box" with a watch, some bands for it, and sunglasses that's pretty reasonably priced for groomsmen. I'll have a groomswoman I need to figure out in that regard. Apparently having 6 on each side is a lot, but felt normal going into it.

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    I went with an engraved pocket watch and knife.
    Quote Originally Posted by RyanNicholson View Post
    Yea that's rough, but if he puts on a good party it might be worth it in a way.

    BTW... MVMT has a "black box" with a watch, some bands for it, and sunglasses that's pretty reasonably priced for groomsmen. I'll have a groomswoman I need to figure out in that regard. Apparently having 6 on each side is a lot, but felt normal going into it.

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