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Old 07-25-2008, 06:39 AM   #81
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There are also lots of examples for nice low budget weddings at www.stretcher.com or www.slnet.com's forums.
No need to get into debt if you both like the same style.
By the way, they say that length of marriage and wedding cost are inversely proportional.....
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:14 AM   #82
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Gaaaaaahhh!:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/24/fa...61a&ei=5087%0A

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Becky Lee, 39, a Manhattan photographer, declined when a friend asked her — and five other attendants — to have their breasts enhanced. “We’re all Asian and didn’t have a whole lot of cleavage, and she found a doctor in L.A. who was willing to do four for the price of two,” said Ms. Lee, who wore a push-up bra instead.
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Dr. Fardad Forouzanpour, a cosmetic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Calif., said his business has increased more than 40 percent since he began offering what he calls Bridal Beauty Buffets in 2006.

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Two weeks ago, Health Travel Guides, a medical tourism company, exhibited at the Dallas Bridal Show for the first time. “We received 30 requests for quotes among the bridal show attendees — mostly for plastic surgery such as liposuction and breast augmentation,” said Sandra Miller, the company’s chief marketing officer. “But also many for cosmetic dentistry and inquiries for providing quotes for bachelorette getaways that will feature beauty treatments.”

A bride’s request that you whiten your grayish teeth can strain a relationship. Samantha Goldberg, a wedding planner in Chester, N.J., recalled a bride who asked her attendants to get professionally spray-tanned for a Hawaiian-theme reception.

Alas, two women were claustrophobic and couldn’t bear standing in a tanning capsule. “They asked the bride if they could use regular tanning cream from a salon,” Ms. Goldberg said. The bride refused; she wanted everyone to be the same shade. The women ultimately declined to be bridesmaids.
This article almost makes me ashamed to be female.
My question is less "who are these women and how did they get like this?", than "who would want to marry them?"
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:44 AM   #83
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Wow, Wedding Boobs. Thats even better than wedding tattoos!
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Went to a judge I knew, brought along Greg's bro, the bro's wife and my sis and did the deed.
In front of everyone? Dang, horndogs, get a room!
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Wow....what happened to just sharing your day with important others as you tie the knot? I would never do any type of plastic surgery to be a bridesmaid for anyone!
I guess they will not be retiring anytime soon especially after footing the bill for botox and liposuction!
BTW....a couple of my friends have already started getting botox and they are only 35!
I am going to age naturally!
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But there are no amusing stories about the vast, VAST majority of completely normal happy weddings and brides and grooms (or people who manage to pay their bills every month)--thanks, NYT and other mainstream media!
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Wow, Wedding Boobs. Thats even better than wedding tattoos!
Well...if the bride and groom are paying and you were thinking about it anyway....
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As usual, DW and I continue to oversimplify things. We figured that if we wanted a big wedding and could afford, we'd do it. If we didn't want and big wedding or couldn't afford it, we wouldn't. Worked for us.
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Well...if the bride and groom are paying and you were thinking about it anyway....
Nah. If I had boobs I'd never get anything done.

I'll just have to settle for the boobs that hang around here.
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I'll just have to settle for the boobs that hang around here.

Now, that's a ballsy statement.
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Now, that's a ballsy statement.
Great comeback!
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Well....I guess that is the gift that keeps on giving...but she doesnt need a pair, what she's got is more than enough for meBTW, I have been asking her what she wants and she says "no bells and whistles"..So far so good...
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