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    • emperorstevee
    • By emperorstevee 2nd Mar 18, 1:48 AM
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    Marriage Costs
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 1:48 AM
    Marriage Costs 2nd Mar 18 at 1:48 AM
    Hello everyone,

    Myself and my partner are planning on getting married. My partner has been doing the planning and she tells me that it is going to cost £17k. We make less than £20k/yr combined. I know that weddings cost a lot, but £17k seems an awful lot?
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 5th Mar 18, 9:19 AM
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    I our case I think it was about £1k. The cost to us was considerably less as my parents supplied the wine (French booze cruise) and the barrel of cider by my wife's uncle (we helped make it). That left us to provide the soft drinks and beer which was bought when on special offer in various supermarkets.

    We had a fair bit of booze left over and still have a few bottle now. The 100 bottles of fizz were quaffed though. Not surprising given that it was 32 degrees C on the day.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom

    So your wedding was not in an hotel which would expect a profit on drink sales, then?
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 5th Mar 18, 1:00 PM
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    I don!!!8217;t have a problem sharing it. We!!!8217;re building a Lego minifigure representation of each guest. So we!!!8217;ll build it to look like them and include a few accessories based on either their hobbies, their career, a funny personal thing about them or their nickname. I!!!8217;m sure our guests will enjoy it and will prompt conversation between strangers wondering why their minifig is clutching the items they are.

    It!!!8217;s not totally random, Lego is actually a pretty big hobby of mine so it fits well in being a memento of us without actually splashing anything about our wedding across it.
    Originally posted by Gavin83
    Thanks for sharing.

    This post has prompted me to finally go and throw away a pebble painted with my OH's name and accompanying piece of string! This was from a wedding he attended on his own, the couple were scouts, the string is in some sort of knot which is supposed to bring good luck. This blessed thing has been cluttering up a windowsill for 16 years.......... it's now residing in the bin.

    It has annoyed me for a long time, I've never even met the couple.

    I will probably never have any luck ever again now. Oh dear.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 5th Mar 18, 2:29 PM
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    So your wedding was not in an hotel which would expect a profit on drink sales, then?
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Errr... no. The wedding reception was in the garden of my wife's uncle's house. Chosen to cut costs and because it was where her parents had their wedding reception. It wasn't a formal reception, it was more an informal garden party.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
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