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Ultimate wedding horror story #7286325
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A friend of mine runs a wedding venue. They hosted a wedding there yesterday between a Christian Slavic girl (I think Russian), and a middle eastern Muslim guy.
200 guests had RSVP'd for the wedding; only 25 people showed up.
That wedding ended up costing about $750 per person for those who showed up.


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Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286330
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Weddings are the biggest rip off ever invented.

Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286333
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I doubt it hurt them much other than feelings. There's a lot of that don't sneeze at having weddings at the greenbrier. Some of the cars I've seen there for those weddings cost more than the venue.

Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: Tailhunter] #7286334
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Originally Posted by Tailhunter
Weddings are the biggest rip off ever invented.

Yep, for most it is.
I don't know what the wife spent on her dress, but between the walmart rings and food I only had about $300 in our wedding. Helped out a bunch that I cleaned out the machine shed for a venue, cooked some roadkill on the smoker, and the neighbors supplied the drinks. grin Even with our cheap wedding we have been happily married now for 17 years with no end in sight. Heck of a lot of them folks that spend 10s of thousands on a wedding don't make it more than a few years. SMH

Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: Tailhunter] #7286335
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Originally Posted by Tailhunter
Weddings are the biggest rip off ever invented.

In 1976 we got the wedding special at Chapel of the Pines in Circus Circus Casino in Las Vegas. Cost was $ 39.95 including one wedding picture and a bag of complimentary toiletries. We have been married for 45 years. I think we got our money's worth. You just need to comparison shop. LOL

Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286337
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A wedding as a rule is less expensive than a divorce.


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Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286342
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Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286345
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Don't forget the Carat rule. The number of weeks that a Woman is Happy, is directly proportional to the number of Carats in the Diamond ring that she gets. The Carat rule stipulates 1 Carat per Week of Happy Wife ! That is 4 Carats for each Month of Wedded Bliss !!!

And remember!!! That 4 Carat Diamond ring ONLY lasts for that ONE MONTH. You have to buy another 4 Carat Diamond Ring for each of the next 11 Months !!!

Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286357
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Last I heard the average wedding costs about $20 K and that was several years ago. I've always wondered for some if it would be cheaper to do like hunting and fishing license and make it renewable every year. For some you could do like your drivers license and make it every 4 years....but then the divorce lawyers wouldn't go for that.


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Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: Nittany Lion] #7286367
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Originally Posted by Nittany Lion
A wedding as a rule is less expensive than a divorce.

Yep, but the cost is equal to one heck of a down payment on a house. Wedding, one day. A house could be for the rest of your life.


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Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: Canvasback2] #7286369
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Originally Posted by Canvasback2
Don't forget the Carat rule. The number of weeks that a Woman is Happy, is directly proportional to the number of Carats in the Diamond ring that she gets. The Carat rule stipulates 1 Carat per Week of Happy Wife ! That is 4 Carats for each Month of Wedded Bliss !!!

And remember!!! That 4 Carat Diamond ring ONLY lasts for that ONE MONTH. You have to buy another 4 Carat Diamond Ring for each of the next 11 Months !!!

There's a reason she is smiling while she's walking down the isle. I can't say. I would get booted.


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Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286371
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Here at 1 venue, it's 5k to rent the gazebo for a wedding. I've been to 3 or 4 weddings at that particular gazebo. That's just the gazebo with no place there for the reception.

My wedding costed around $1500 - $2000 and the majority of the expense was the ring I bought her.

Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286372
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Wish I had gone into the wedding, funeral, or baby business. When people spend money emotionally there seems to be no limit.


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Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286373
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The wedding dress is white because the groom wants the dishwasher to match the rest of the appliances. whistle

Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286374
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You don't want to know what an avg wedding around here is...but start at high 5 figures and go up....

most foolish waste of money ever!

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Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286375
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My to be inlaws offered to pay for the wedding, the caveat was they wanted to have a say, what food, DJ, Venue etc. They put deposits down on everything they picked and after the wedding they left me with the bill...

Thankfully they are my Ex inlaws now and I can attest to one thing, the divorce was a heckuva lot more than a wedding.

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Now she's a slave to a muslim...

Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286415
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My original reason for this post was the problem with a Christian woman marrying a Muslim guy; especially since the cultures that both of them come from are so bold and stubborn, and the fact that only about 10% of the planned attendees showed up. To me that indicates huge problems to come; maybe both bride and groom will be able to shrug it off, but I doubt it.

I guess the wedding cost didn't really surprise me at all; nearly every wedding I've been to in recent years has probably cost between $20 and $30K.
I thought that was normal. I feel really sorry for these young guys now-a-days; young brides in general seem to think they are entitled to a whole lot of nonsense. Envy and jealously is an ugly (and expensive) sickness.

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Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: Tailhunter] #7286549
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Originally Posted by Tailhunter
Weddings are the biggest rip off ever invented.

A wedding or funeral expenses, both are ripp offs
Canít get your money back on either

Re: Ultimate wedding horror story [Re: waggler] #7286571
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Did they include RSVP on invitations?

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