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Comment by Grinning Cat on June 4, 2015 at 9:36am

Catching up here:

...everyone with a camera snaps photos along with the professional, if one has been hired, at any other wedding I've been to, including my daughter's! I have never heard of the guests having to ''buy'' a bloody photo...

I was at a wedding where the couple, a widow and widower in their 70s, had explicitly requested no presents, as they both had quite enough stuff. They did ask people to send them copies of whatever photos or video they took during the ceremony and reception.

At a different wedding, in an announcement before the ceremony, the priest didn't forbid pictures, but discouraged it, saying that taking pictures takes you away from being truly present in the moment. (There was a professional photographer there.)

Comment by Randall Smith on June 4, 2015 at 7:39am

Ha! I'm guessing the total cost of my 3 daughters' weddings was no more than $2000. One "secretly" married, which helped. The apples fall not far from the tree. Practical--okay, cheap--like dad.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 4, 2015 at 6:33am

Holy crap on a cracker!  $30,000 is 5 times what my house cost 23 years ago.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 3, 2015 at 10:03am

I really LMAO when couples who have been living together for up to 5 years, and already have several children together, blow all that money on a formal CHURCH wedding....with the kids as the little starlets of the wedding party.  Don't people ever elope anymore?  Or get married in a judge's office?

I did go to a "comedy" wedding in Las Vegas about 20 years ago; The service was hilarious, plus they handed out little packets of birdseed instead of rice to toss at the bride and groom as they left the "tiki hut" chapel.  (Dry rice can kill little birds if they eat it.)

Didn't go to the reception, though...we wanted to get back home, with a stop at the Mirage to see Sigfried & Roy as we left town.  (THAT's how long ago it was.)

It was my first (and last) visit to Vegas...BFD.  Most of the town looked just like Van Nuys...ugly as a mud fence.

Comment by Plinius on June 3, 2015 at 9:40am

I sometimes watch TLC's weddingdressprogram - apart from the obscene prices a sort of horrorshow: people bitching about nothings, fighting about pieces of white cloth that are indistinguishable from each other, and pretending that they are beautiful in dresses that don't become them. Utter ridiculous and fascinating.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 3, 2015 at 8:39am

I used to watch "Whose Wedding IS It, Anyway?"  Appalling!  Especially the grossly overweight brides choosing strapless gowns to waddle down the aisle in....and then the filet mignon sit-down dinner with Mumm's or Cristal for 300 guests....and no gifts.  The debts must take years to pay off.

Comment by Plinius on June 3, 2015 at 1:56am

Who of you did a honeymoon and where? We just registered and went home, very practical. I don't know much about official wedding ceremonies, but what I see on TV about weddings seems insane to me.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 2, 2015 at 7:00pm

When the Cat-lick guy I was originally engaged to (and dumped) finally did get married (to a girl who had spent her entire school years in a convent)....their "fabulous honeymoon" was at Disneyland. 

I laughed my ass off when I read that in the paper as part of their wedding announcement.

Religious people can be so tacky.

Comment by Plinius on June 2, 2015 at 7:26am

Glad you're home, Patricia! I never heard of people who forbid you to make a picture at a wedding. Is that another loving xtian tradition?

Comment by sk8eycat on June 1, 2015 at 11:13pm

I think I would have gotten the flock out of there asap, too.  You did the polite thing by putting in the required appearance, and that was enough.  No point in hanging around if you're not enjoying yourself.  And you had a legitimate excuse....aside from all the disgusting ghod talk.

I've never walked out on a wedding service, but I have "vanished" before the reception....more than once.  Mainly when the groom(s) were former lovers, and I didn't want to see them hanging all over their brand new trophy wives.


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