serfdood: Worried about money for your future? Here's a helpful tip; DON'T SPEND $34,000 ON YOUR FREAKIN' WEDDING!I'm sure I'm not the first one to poiunt this out.
Worldwalker: If someone is a greedy Bridezilla or (what's the male equivalent?)
The sound of one hand clapping: Well, at least they didn't include chocolate dicks in the gift basket. That might have made things a whole lot worse.
HeartBurnKid: Worldwalker: If someone is a greedy Bridezilla or (what's the male equivalent?)I'm lobbying for Groomera.
tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: Drunken_Polar_Bear: Am I the only one thinking "YES! We got Fluffy Whip and Sour Patch Kids for our wedding. Tonight is gonna be SO kinky!"This.Well you know ; )You. I like you.Same, now I just have one question. Have ya ever operated a backhoe?/They are fun : )I have. And it was awesome.Cool just checking : )/And I has a sad now you're marring Pincy :/...I'm not against polygamy. Just sayin'.I can haz harem?/a girl can dreamWell you dream is to marry a couple : )
gadian: Doem: Tis a shiatty gift. you cant tell me that at some point they werent putting that together and thinking "wow what a shiatty gift."It didn't only contain gummy bears and puffy stuff, but high priced biscotti, chocolate and other things that equates to a big basket of comfort food and road trip snacks for the honeymoon. There is something wrong or shiatty with providing a newly married couple a big basket of comfort food as a wedding gift? How can you be against giving friends comfort? As well as some quick kinky ideas.Well intentioned thought went into that gift.
Worldwalker: If someone is a greedy Bridezilla or (what's the male equivalent?
ZeroCorpse: These folks came up with an intelligent, creative, thoughtful gift
Fish in a Barrel: I'll probably never wind up getting married (so, so alone...), but if I did I would want to specifically forbid presents. A wedding is a celebration of joining, not a cash grab. No one should feel compelled to ante up to join the party.
TheDumbBlonde: "Cover your plate" is concept unheard of where I come from. Some people are raised by wolves.
Satanic_Hamster: I had a secretary up in New York. She was geologist getting her certifications / additional degree so she could teach and was working for us for six months. She wanted to have a small wedding. Her mother told her that she (the mother) had $40k saved/budgeted for the wedding and if the daughter said no, she'd never see a dime from her again. They tried to convince her to spend the money on a down payment for a house, pay off her student loan, car, anything. She wouldn't budge.
teenytinycornteeth: Fine. But to say that anyone who doesn't just throw a picnic in their backyard is "exercise in selfishness and greed" and "putting on a performance" is a touch unfair. LIke I said above, I inherited a chunk of money specifically to be used for my wedding because I'd always dreamed of a big wedding. It doesn't mean that we're not happy or in love or selfish or any of those assumptions. Not spending a ton of cash doesn't automatically make your marriage or your love more sincere or "real".
HeartBurnKid: forbes01: They werent in it for the moneyConsidering that Laura wrote, "Weddings are to make money for your future", I think they disagree with you.
you_idiot: It's generally expected that guests give a gift about equal to what the cost of a "plate" might be.I actually invited a casual acquaintance to our wedding, he brought a date. Their gift to us? A box of cookies.
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