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lsunurse
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Nothing but a red x. But damn, that is kinda messed up. You would think they would at least offer to pay for some of the rental, especially if they know some of the guys they are asking don't necessarily have a lot of money.





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Cajun Revolution
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What's even funnier is her family is frickin poor and they arent even paying for barely anything. I just shake my head.





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lsunurse
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What's even funnier is her family is frickin poor and they arent even paying for barely anything. I just shake my head.




Wow, well hopefully it is a nice wedding. I've learned that the wedding industry is greedy as hell and hellbent on making woman into crazed people who think they have to outdo one another's weddings for the day to be "special".






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Drew Orleans
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Yeah, they are insane.

The fiance hates the fact that we are spending as much as we are.

We'd both rather do a very small destination wedding.

Oh well.






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lsunurse
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We'd both rather do a very small destination wedding.




If that is what you both want, why didn't you do that? Could have had very close friends and family only so it wasn't like you eloped.



I'm sure it is too late for that, but seriously...it is YALL'S wedding and no one else's. Do what will make both of you happy at the end of the day. You will realize the next day that some of the stuff you stressed about didn't really matter at all, no one else even noticed or cared, and you likely could have gotten away without it.








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wegotdatwood
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We'd both rather do a very small destination wedding.






Then do that. I did and it was the best way to go for us. On the beach with people who really love and know us.

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it is YALL'S wedding and no one else'


This, don't try and make others happy, that's impossible.

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You will realize the next day that some of the stuff you stressed about didn't really matter at all, no one else even noticed or cared, and you likely could have gotten away without it.


So true.






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wegotdatwood
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it's costing me $245 for this tux to stand in this guys wedding. He best give me a dang good gift.



That is a lot for a tux rental



That's crazy high. I paid $185 to stand in one and thought that was nuts. Other I've heard were $120, $150, and the one I stood in.






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Drew Orleans
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Because then I'd have to play favorites and like I said. My mom is 1 of 15 kids. That's just the beginning.





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Drew Orleans
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This is also kind of a way for my fiance and the venue to showcase what they can do/offer. Gonna be lots of pics used for marketing.





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lsunurse
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Because then I'd have to play favorites and like I said. My mom is 1 of 15 kids. That's just the beginning.



Gotcha. We had to eliminate any extended family from our guestlist because it would be too many on my side so I can understand that. Thankfully when my cousin asked if his mom(my godmother) could go since my grandmother (whom I invited but passed away last March) wouldn't be there and I told him yes...it didn't start any drama with the rest of the family cause she was invited and they were not.



Still, with the wedding you have now planned, just try not to let others dictate how it goes. If something is really important to you and/or your bride, stick up for it. Good luck!






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wegotdatwood
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This is also kind of a way for my fiance and the venue to showcase what they can do/offer. Gonna be lots of pics used for marketing.




Sorry, must have missed something. Are they giving you a discount or something to have it wherever it is?

I wouldn't wish a big wedding on anyone but I understand once the checks are written, you can't go back.







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lsunurse
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His fiancee is in the wedding planning business I think





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Drew Orleans
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Appreciate it.





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yellowfin
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i paid for their tux and bought them a bbq tool set





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wegotdatwood
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His fiancee is in the wedding planning business I think



I'm afraid they won't get to enjoy the wedding since she'll be worried about how it "looks."






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wegotdatwood
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If you don't mind me asking. What's the ballpark on how much this is costing???





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lsunurse
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Almost every bride worries about how it "looks" though wegot


If I wasn't so stressed out about his parents possibly not showing up I'm sure I would have focused on looks as well.






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Drew Orleans
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Nah, once it's going there's no changing it. Plus I'm gonna get her all liquored up.

We have several days before that we can do massive amounts of work. We'll be fine.






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Drew Orleans
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How much should it cost of how much will it cost us?





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wegotdatwood
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Almost every bride worries about how it "looks" though wegot



To a degree, not to the amount they would if it was how they made a living.






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