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Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:54 pm
by dipsydoodlenoodle
She's only doing it once (hopefully) so you can see her splashing out...but maybe not so much. It also depends if their parents said they'd contribute.

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:57 pm
by RagDoll
Yeh, splashing out on your wedding is ok, but £2000 for a dress is ridiculous! (unless you're rich, in which case it doesn't matter). She's only going to wear it once!

No doubt her Mum or Dad are helping her pay for it, but it's not like they're minted either, if it were me I wouldn't chose a dress that expensive and expect everyone else to pay for my extravagance, but perhaps that's just me.

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:07 pm
by dipsydoodlenoodle
RagDoll wrote: if it were me I wouldn't chose a dress that expensive and expect everyone else to pay for my extravagance, but perhaps that's just me.


Me neither but I've never been brought up that way. My bf's sister would though.

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:10 pm
by RagDoll
Yeh, I just find it a bit selfish - I wouldn't want my parents to worry about how they're going to afford it etc. She's always been the same though, she used to rack up debts on store cards/credit cards then pursuade her Dad to pay them off for her.

Anyway, that's another issue lol. I was just trying to point out that she doesn't do things by halves!!

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:12 pm
by Skarlet
Wow thats a lot of money for a dress you only wear once.

I can understand splashing out on certain things, but I think they should be important. I don't get why people spend loads on flowers, and dresses and things that end up only used once. My Mum's wedding dress was shared around the women in her family, she saw it in a sale before she was even engaged, and it was altered for each one.

Only one of my sisters got married, and my Mum and my Aunts made her dress, my cousins weddings, my Aunt made all 4 of the bridesmaid dresses.

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:20 pm
by RagDoll
Yeh, that's what I think Skarlet.

I can see why people want a nice wedding day etc. but I also think it can all be a bit too showy/a competition these days (not talking about my friend alone here, just generalising). I think sometimes people focus so much on the actual day they almost forget the reason behind it - it's supposed to be about getting married to someone you love, not a big show! That's my rant for the day over anyway lol.

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:22 pm
by Skarlet
Has anyone seen the new living show, four weddings? it is awful.. really really bad. They have four people getting married, who all go to each others weddings and score them.

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:24 pm
by RagDoll
Haha, no, haven't seen it!

Glad to see romance isn't dead though!!!

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:39 pm
by Bel Bel
I went to a wedding a couple of years ago that cost £40K. Thats a massive massive deposit on a house.
We had a run of weddings and this was the last one before mine (mine was about 6 months after.) I was really worried that mine would be rubbish in comparison as i was only spending £7K, which I paid for all by myself. However my wedding was just as good and I couldn't see where all the money went. We had just as much food, better flowers, our dresses were equally as good to look at etc Ok they had a posh venue but once inside it was basically a room decorated with flowers, the same as I had. The only thing they had I didn't was fireworks and nobody watched them anyway. That was £2K down the drain.
I also had other things they didn't that really made mine unique so all in all what a damn waste of money for one day

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:01 am
by RagDoll
£40k is a crazy amount to spend on a wedding!

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:43 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
Skarlet wrote:Has anyone seen the new living show, four weddings? it is awful.. really really bad. They have four people getting married, who all go to each others weddings and score them.


I've only seen it advertised; they did all seem a bit drama queen-y and arrogant.

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:26 am
by RagDoll
Just thought I'd give an update: my friend has decided not to have her hen doo in Ibiza (because she's going to Dubai this September and has decided she can't afford it, haha) - we're going to go somewhere in the UK instead, hooray!

Re: Friends' Wedding

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:34 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
haha brilliant news.