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Old 04-12-2008, 03:57 PM   #61
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I have a dumb question....why is it that the bride's family has to pay the whole thing? Other than tradition, it doesn't seem that smart financially.........:confused:

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What I don't understand is why does every wedding try to "one up" all other weddings prior with "luxury" crap.

Best weddings I've been to were at the fire hall with those wooden fold-up chairs and trays of rigatoni and keg beer.......
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:41 PM   #62
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What I don't understand is why does every wedding try to "one up" all other weddings prior with "luxury" crap.

Best weddings I've been to were at the fire hall with those wooden fold-up chairs and trays of rigatoni and keg beer.......
I hear ya.
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I told my daughter I would give her $12,000 towards her wedding and buy her dress and veil . The rest she would just have to figure out . Well it was a great wedding and the bill came in at $14,000. My sister told her daughters she would pay for a wedding or graduate school before they were 30 . Well she lucked out Her daughter did not go to graduate school until she was 32 and is now getting married at 35 .
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The "Zippers" got married in '69 and paid the whole shot ourselves.
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All us kids in the family paid for our own. My brother three times.
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I have a dumb question....why is it that the bride's family has to pay the whole thing? Other than tradition, it doesn't seem that smart financially.........:confused:
Although this is the tradition in our family (European) DH and I paid for our own wedding. My parents didn't have the money and I would never have expected them to take money out of their own retirement...that just sounds like a stupid thing to do. Luckily, DH and I were able to pay for our own wedding. But, even if we weren't able too, I'd imagine we would have taken out loans or eloped to keep the expenses down, before I'd jeopardize mom and dad's retirement.
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Wife and I paid for our own wedding. THe topic of who was paying actually never came up ahead of time and we just went ahead and took care of everything. Worked out fine and we spent on things we wanted and could justify to ourselves. Worked out great.
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Wife and I paid for own wedding. We eloped and I think the whole bill was under $200.
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