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Old 02-19-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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go to marshalls or ross. they have some nice expensive looking cheap things.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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eBay! I've bought many gifts there at a fraction of the going rate elsewhere.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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Tux costs 170 dollars, yeah wtf?
Bachelor party 400 dollars for my share
Rent hotel room 200 dollars with guest
Taxes owed at end of the year 1200 ish

Wedding gift? Yeah I need help
The Bachelor party is the item that is out of whack. Learn how to say no. Weddings are not command performances. Skip it and put the money towards a gift that will actually be wanted and remembered.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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I'm unemployed, watching my expenses and BOOM I get invited to a very upmarket event which I could not avoid. What I did was to go onto Amazon and get one of those digital picture frames for $69. Once I received it, I went through a ton of old pictures finding photos of the honoree and also photos of mutual friends from days gone by. I laid them out on my coffee table, used my digital camera to "retake" the picture, downloaded them on to my PC and then transferred them on to the new digital picture frame. It was the hit of the party and meant so much more to them than a lot of the other more expensive presents they received that evening (or at least they pretended to!!!). Just a suggestion. Good luck!
That's a great idea! Several years ago, I was having problems coming up with a Christmas gift for my brother and his fiancee. I did something along the lines that you did...I bought a photo album with a cut-out on the front cover. Had a lot of photos of them on my harddrive from various holidays and parties, had prints made, put them in the album....and put the nicest shot of the two of them in the front cover cut-out. They loved it!
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