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Joined: 8/14/2007
Msg: 16
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IF I ever do get married again someday I want to have a small outside wedding....close friends and family only,nothing big and it will not be an expensive either and of course I will have a maid of honor and 3 brides maids and I want my son to be the ring bearer and if he has kids than they will also be in the wedding.
Joined: 11/1/2009
Msg: 17
Posted: 2/15/2011 10:31:56 PM
Well I guess I am going to take the plunge after all of these years.I've known him forever I guess he wore me down.

I also do not want the traditional big wedding with the big puffy pointless expensive dress that I will wear only once.I don't want anything more then our wedding bands.Engagement rings are a waste of money as far as I am concerned,and I really don't like diamonds.We don't want to blow our savings on a party and would rather put it towards something that is actually useful.I don't believe in the bachelor/bachelorette parties because the whole premise of them is that it's your last night of being single when in actuality you are already part of a couple.

City hall here we come.
Joined: 2/11/2008
Msg: 18
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Posted: 2/15/2011 10:42:40 PM
The first time I got married, a couple who were friends stood up with us as well as my best friend at the time. No one else. The second time we got married at a theme park and one of the workers stood up as a witness.

There was a time I regretted not having a nice family wedding, but I was not in that state of mind at the time. I think it would have been nice to have a family wedding but I wouldn't want a big event, though I do watch Say Yes to the Dress on TV and marvel at the beautiful wedding dresses, I missed out on that.

I think it's up to the couple, but I think it's odd to go through something that puts a strain on your relationship and finances just to put on a big show. It's not my place to decide that for others though, it's all in what you want. I do know it means so much to so many women, and they shouldn't miss it if they desire it so.
Joined: 11/1/2009
Msg: 19
Posted: 2/15/2011 11:17:22 PM

However, you need a bride, friends and family who will cooperate with this vision of a simple wedding.

Truer words have never been spoken.Family who will shut up and not interfere in what does not concern them is very important.We have had to tell more then one family member to back off or they will be out of it altogether. We may have a church wedding I don't know.We are both Acadien and culturally Catholic although I have no clue anymore as to what I actually believe.He goes to mass regularly and I don't. If it will be in the church it will be very very small.
Joined: 3/10/2009
Msg: 20
Posted: 2/16/2011 12:24:41 AM
So absolutely kitschee but too much fun.
I have a set of friends in the renassaince fair community. Neither of them have a close family and they did not want a big wedding, however they did want the 'fairytale' So they did it at the event at the closing ceremonies of the week festival. They knew most of the people there, it was really kind of an open field event, and the grog party afterwards was the same thing that would have happened on load out anyways.
They spent the money they would have on a ceremony on a payment for a ranch and 6 years later are still studiply happily head over heals for each other.

you could also get married on a ship in international waters, .... twelve miles out, give Capt Stubbing a chance at the service !
Joined: 5/21/2010
Msg: 21
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Posted: 2/16/2011 2:21:18 AM
there's no need for a large, formal, traditional wedding ceremony.

mine was in a sub tropical rain forest, attended by my parents who were witnesses.
followed by a huge party on the beach for all our friends that continued for a couple of days.

it was a perfect day...stress free and sooooooo much fun...
Joined: 1/3/2010
Msg: 22
Posted: 2/16/2011 4:08:57 PM
This last 10 years or so I have been seeing more and more people quietly elope then have a wedding social later. For some it's a big reception with supper and everything but it seems to be getting quite common just to see a party with a midnight lunch. I think this is a pretty neat idea. It seems to me the reception is the real fun part and when you think of the cash saved on the dress and such, a nice compromise to going all out.
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