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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 24th Dec 17, 1:08 PM
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    When MSErs get married ...
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    • 24th Dec 17, 1:08 PM
    When MSErs get married ... 24th Dec 17 at 1:08 PM
    ... they do so very frugally!

    Yes, Marleyboy and I will finally be tying the knot in 2018, only eight years after moving in together, we wanted to be certain

    So how frugally can we do this?

    It'll be a weekday. In a registry office. With four guests. And lunch afterwards. The dearest things will probably be the outfits, Marley says I can't get married in a Primark t-shirt.

    This thread is for me to keep a diary of how things are going
    Mrs Marleyboy

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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 18th Feb 18, 1:03 AM
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    How is 'Operation Slinky' going?

    Hope you are better soon, there are so many icky germs lurking about at the moment
    LB moment 10/06 Debt Free date 6/6/14
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    6/6/14 72,454.65 (5.65% int.)
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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 27th Feb 18, 8:12 PM
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    Ring purchased today!

    Diet for dress is going okay, I managed to do the zip up last week. Doesn't look brilliant, but that's progress. I've got another two months to keep losing a bit more

    Total spend to date: 236.50
    Mrs Marleyboy

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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 10th Mar 18, 3:11 PM
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    Marley has his suit

    Total spend to date: 315.50
    Mrs Marleyboy

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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 14th Mar 18, 9:43 PM
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    Marley has his suit
    Originally posted by Tigsteroonie
    And a shirt!

    Total spend to date: 332.49
    Mrs Marleyboy

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    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 22nd Mar 18, 10:01 PM
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    Hi

    Hope you're recovered from being poorly.

    How's your planning coming along? I'm getting married next year but love looking through to see how everyone's getting along
    Saving for Christmas 2018 ~ 231.46/365
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    • humptydumptybits
    • By humptydumptybits 27th Mar 18, 10:01 PM
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    Yellow stickers or a two-for-one offer, I suppose Nope, lunch will be full-price but I'm not going to tell the restaurant what the occasion is!!
    Originally posted by Tigsteroonie
    We booked an "office lunch" for 12. Told them when we got there we had just got married. They asked us to wait in the bar, opened a small dining room just for us, put some flower displays in, put a wedding cake out for display that they had for a wedding the following day. Made a real fuss of us, it made us feel really special.
    • humptydumptybits
    • By humptydumptybits 27th Mar 18, 10:03 PM
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    The dearest things will probably be the outfits, Marley says I can't get married in a Primark t-shirt.
    Originally posted by Tigsteroonie
    Hope he might let you wear something with the t shirt, might get a bit draughty otherwise.
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 27th Mar 18, 10:05 PM
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    I need to sort lunch, a cake, some suck-in-the-baggy-bits underwear ....

    But the hen party is this Saturday
    Mrs Marleyboy

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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 27th Mar 18, 10:22 PM
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    I need to sort lunch, a cake, some suck-in-the-baggy-bits underwear ....

    But the hen party is this Saturday
    Originally posted by Tigsteroonie
    in my family we call them 'never-nip-my-@$$' knickers lol

    Can we come? I need a night out
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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 28th Mar 18, 5:03 PM
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    You are more than welcome to crash my hen party!!
    Mrs Marleyboy

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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 31st Mar 18, 8:54 AM
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    Hen party, hen party, ridicule is nothing to be scared of
    Mrs Marleyboy

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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 31st Mar 18, 4:24 PM
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    You are more than welcome to crash my hen party!!
    Originally posted by Tigsteroonie
    if I was over there this weekend I would in a heartbeat..

    How long to the big day now?
    LB moment 10/06 Debt Free date 6/6/14
    Hope to be debt free until the day I die
    Mortgage-free Wannabee (05/08/30)
    6/6/14 72,454.65 (5.65% int.)
    08/07/2018 52998.57 (2.41% int.)
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 7th Apr 18, 9:20 PM
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    Three weeks and two days now .... Wedding 'song' chosen (music for signing register).

    Total spend to date: 334.48
    Mrs Marleyboy

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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 10th Apr 18, 9:55 PM
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    Operation slinky is failing (Marley keeps feeding me!). I think it will be the larger of the two dresses. Oh well, never mind - no point stressing
    Mrs Marleyboy

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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 24th Apr 18, 1:52 PM
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    Three weeks and two days now .... Wedding 'song' chosen (music for signing register).

    Total spend to date: 334.48
    Originally posted by Tigsteroonie

    ooh not long... and it is May next week!!!!! how scary fast is the time flying?
    LB moment 10/06 Debt Free date 6/6/14
    Hope to be debt free until the day I die
    Mortgage-free Wannabee (05/08/30)
    6/6/14 72,454.65 (5.65% int.)
    08/07/2018 52998.57 (2.41% int.)
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 24th Apr 18, 9:19 PM
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    How's it all coming together Tigster?

    Got my own operation slinky going on, the dress I bought does not do up! We're a week in to our healthy eating plan and think we're both doing ok. Going to try it on again in a couple of months
    Saving for Christmas 2018 ~ 231.46/365
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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 24th Apr 18, 9:26 PM
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    We're one week away from the big day (gulp!)

    I have made plans for collecting and returning one Mother, and for entertaining said Mother plus other Ma&Pa during their stays.

    Lunch after the ceremony is booked.

    I have ordered a celebration cake from M&S (Ma insists we have something to cut) and have purchased bubbly. These have not added to our costs thanks to Ma's generosity

    I have my suck-me-in knickers. They're not miracle workers, it won't be the smaller dress.

    Plans for flowers are going well, ranuncununcununculas I think she said (I could have mis-heard ) in a deep red.
    Mrs Marleyboy

    MSE: many of the benefits of a helpful family, without disadvantages like having to compete for the tv remote

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    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 24th Apr 18, 9:54 PM
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    Oh I love Ranunculus, we're going to have some blue ones
    Saving for Christmas 2018 ~ 231.46/365
    Wedding Fund 1500/1500
    Car Fund 108.46/5000 ~ Bank of Mum 5000/5000 done
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest 8,037.35 now 0
    Credit Card 2200/2500
    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 24th Apr 18, 10:38 PM
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    Good luck for next week
    Dogs return to eat their vomit, just as fools repeat their foolishness. There is no more hope for a fool than for someone who says, "i am really clever!"
    • Kirstie_tnl
    • By Kirstie_tnl 25th Apr 18, 3:10 AM
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    congrats!! planning ours for next year too....
    Saving for Wedding 2018: 1980/5000
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