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Old 02-23-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Eternal State of Confusion
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For those who have been married, and are not afraid of marrying again, would you have a more/less extravagant wedding this time?
We had a fairly costly wedding by most standards. (Already owned a home and our honeymoon included France, Monaco & Switzerland.) We initially wanted something "simple" in our backyard (clambake), but believe it or not, it would have cost the same as having it at the mansion we were married in. (Tents, port-a-potties, valet service, catering, engineers & permits.) Being that it was hurricane season, we opted for a location that could accommodate our guests if there was inclement weather. (FWIW, my husband has 12 biological aunts & uncles, not including their SOs or cousins whom he's close with.)


If I had to do it all over again, whether it was a renewing of our vows or if god forbid something happened to my husband and I miraculously met someone who was remotely comparable, it would depend on our finances & budget. But I definitely wouldn't be opposed to a large, elaborate wedding again. I enjoy entertaining and planning events. Our wedding day wasn't even so much about us, but celebrating with our close family and friends. Although I must admit, I loved wearing the pretty gown and tiara.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of eloping. Now I wouldn't mind getting married online.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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Shark attack or........marrying again....


Hmmmmm?
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: The cupboard under the sink
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We're just beginning to discuss it now.
We're still a few years away from it, we need to find out where she's gonna be working after she finishes her PHD. It'll take us a while to settle, and get financially stable, so paying off student loans, and getting a house will take priority over paying for a wedding.


We're considering the idea of eloping, because our families live in 2 different countries, so it could make the logistics awkward for the guests, our families are getting older now, and many of them won't be able to travel, so, rather than disappointing a few, we'll just disappoint them all equally !!

Either that, or we face a private wedding for the legal necessities, and then a public blessing, and a party in each country, so the relatives can see it.

We have a few ideas we're mulling over, but they'll get refined gradually, as we see what we can afford !!
It certainly won't be a big overstated affair tho, the marriage is more important than the wedding for us !!
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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My dh & I had a grand wedding with all the bells & whistles, I know because I saw the video...

Like every girl, I dreamed about an extravagant wedding and I got it, but in retrospect that kind of spectacular wedding was more for our parents (mine specifically), family and friends.

If I had to do it all over again, I would want it small & intimate.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:40 AM
 
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We initially wanted something "simple" in our backyard (clambake), but believe it or not, it would have cost the same as having it at the mansion we were married in.

Really?
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: in the good ol' South
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When my dh and I got married (12 yrs ago), we paid for everything ourselves, so it was a small wedding (about 70 people). We didn't have anything fancy, just the basics. Enough flowers to not have anything look bare, a buffet with decent food, a dj, and most importantly, an open bar. I think that, plus our honeymoon to HI, cost about $7k.

If I had to do it again, I wouldn't want anything big, but definately something more special. I think a destination wedding, with just the kids, and my immed family (and his), would be more than enough.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Never been married.

I am hoping to have a chill but fun wedding. I want to have it at a family members house because they have an awesome backyard I hope to have it outdoors!

After the ceremony, I want to have a delicious buffet, a few big regular tables, and a bunch of the cocktail type tables and stools. No seating charts for me! A good band, an open beer bar, an open wine bar, and I want to have on special cocktail that I make up.

And that's about it! Big or small doesn't matter as long as everyone who I WANT there will be there. I would much rather put the money towards a house or savings rather.
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