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That's cool. I know a lot of folks who get all wrapped up in the stress and details and don't enjoy themselves. I've talked to brides who are just exhausted and vacant at the end of the reception. It's supposed to be a celebration, for pity's sake!
Traditional weddings sound like a major pain in the ass. No thanks.
Man, you know your stuff. This EXACT THING happened to my little sister. He was deep into the planning of their wedding, including flower recommendations, table cloth colors, and design of the altar area. One thing, amoung others, he did that raised eybrows and set off both my brother's and my alarm bells was sizing the girls who stood up for my sister, choosing the dress patterns, and SEWING THEM HIMSELF! And yes, after 13 years of marriage, he admitted to her that he realized he was flaming gay and moved out to live with his paramour who daily wears puffy sleeved shirts like the one on the Sienfeld episode. He left her with a house payment and a 10 year old daughter. The rest of her life since then has been like an Olympic downhill crash...
.....I was born to synthesize.....
I actually met with the chef and created recipes for what I wanted served. Same with cocktails.
Helped design and create flavors for our cake.
I designed the lighting layout since we were big on light and minimal on decor.
Arranged the playlist. Went to the band's practice session.
Hired the photographer.
Picked out the suits (not tuxes).
Planned the honeymoon.
I even helped pick out the floral arrangements.
I was pretty involved and my (now) wife and I made a lot of the decisions together. Our wedding was small and took place at the MGM Grand in Vegas as our relatives live in CA, Texas and Alabama as well as Michigan. 38 people, a simple ceremony, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, a CD player, a cake, a few speeches and that was it. Biggest expense was renting the banquet room, food and drinks. I helped with the invitations (we made our own to save $), choosing the food, booking rooms and flights, etc... It was great.
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This. Making sure the date didn't conflict with any sports event was my greatest contribution.
Can't ask for more than that.
Which is why homosexuals should be allowed to marry each other.
Didn't see that coming did you?
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
I was fully, 100% and solely responsible for planning my participation in my six-month long bachelor party.
It was epic.
Spartans ...committed to bring Paul Bunyan home in 2013.
Is that a 69 or 70 Cutlass in your avatar? If it's yours, you've got my dream car.
You're so right. He should stay uninvolved in the wedding process (where he belongs) so that your daughter can prepare for a life in the kitchen (where she belongs). These roles are VERY important to a successful life.
Wait. No. Not at all.
Let your daughter and future son-in-law handle it and be supportive.
I got married in Hawaii. The wife ran a travel agency at the time, so I basically stayed out of the way. The bonus was it also kept my MiL at bay, as she had no clue what to do either. Worked out great.
I did quite a bit of planning for my wedding last year. Yeah, it was over-the-top a bit, and I agree that in the U.S. everyone has an element of entitlement of some fairy tale wedding, which is annoying.
That said, it was a very special day for my wife, and it should be a day that she will forever remember as "perfect", even when it never is...maybe your future SIL is just trying to make it "perfect" for her?
No way this marriage lasts. The engineering nerd needs to be bitch slapped. Frank you and I smoke cigars together and drink liquor. We are men. The thought of this guy marrying your daughter has got to be killing you. I told my daughter the other day to be very careful who she decided to marry. I said you can't change a man so don't think that will ever happen. Find a man who will treat you as an equal and believed in the same values and you should be ok.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
Why don't you go calculate some fucked up equation and let the men talk.
And a good representation of that would be to stay uninvolved in their wedding?
I calculated the sense you make. It's zero.
Is she losing 30 pounds just for the wedding, only to gain it all back; like every other girl does?
This post was edited by Fingercuffs 13 months ago
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One of your rare, good posts.
This is a Pallas’s cat. Their round pupils give them an odd human quality. They disturb me...deeply.
You have a good eye for cars. Yes it is.... 1970 Cutlass that I acquired on my 16th BDay, long ago and far away in Michigan....It accompanied me on a long journey including my time at MSU, many a ski trip, and countless trips to and around the Lake Michigan shoreline. It also facilitated the loss of my virginity sometime in 1975 while I was in high school. Loved those bench seats....
When I moved to California in 1983 I gave it back to my parents who used it as their summer car for many years, and stored it during the winters. In 2001, a couple of months before he passed away my dad told me if I wanted my car back, he'd ship it out to me. He passed on 9/11/01, one month after shipping the car to me in CA. Second greatest gift he ever gave me (the first being simply being my father). It's now my summer ride around Northern Ca....
Sorry to highjack the topic, but I could go on and on (just did) about how much I've loved this car. Two car shows a year and lots of summer pleasure in this vehicle now...
This post was edited by DDRMSU 13 months ago
But see, I think that's part of the problem. Everyone wants the day to be "perfect." It won't be. It might rain. The cake might collapse. A bridesmaid might take a header down the stairs. Shoot - a thousand things can go wrong. People need to have realistic expectations, and learn to laugh at life's little surprises. I compare my wedding where we had a blast and laughed throughout the day despite any number of small mishaps, to a co-worker who spent untold hours planning every little detail and crafting one of the most elaborate and beautiful weddings possible, only to complain that the day was "ruined" because the caterer ran out of cream colored napkins and some people had to make do with white napkins. No kidding.
We eloped. Just our best friends as witnesses and a minister. Best and smartest thing ever. Saved a fistful of dollars (that instead went as a downpayment on our house). ZERO drama from outside forces. It was a perfect day.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
First thing we did was count ahead 9 mo. Then we back up 4 mo, and picked a date.
Then, we tried to find a wedding dress that could be altered to fit a body that would not look exactly like it did when we got engaged.
Found a church. A hall. A caterer.
THEN, and this is the important part: We told my inlaws "Here are the plans, here are the number of people we plan on inviting, this is the hall, the church, etc. Our budget covers this, and only this. If you make any changes to this plan, it comes out of your pocket.
1000 changes to the plan later, and I saved a ton of money by letting the inlaws pay for their version of what our wedding should be.
WAIT: The first thing we did after getting engaged was.....get pregnant. And then went with this plan.
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day.
Great story DDRMSU! To tell you the truth, my dad used to lease a new Olds every two years from Story Olds, and came home one day with a 1970 Cutlass Supreme convertible, green paint with white leather upholstery. It was, and forever will be, the car I want to find. It was used for several years in East Lansing High School parades, and a couple summer weddings, until he traded it in for an 1975 orange Delta 88 convertible. You are a lucky man to have such great memories of your dad, and a beaut of a car.
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