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Quints Advice for a Perfect WEDDING

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QuintessentialOHara Tue 16-Apr-13 18:14:30

Preliminary:
A. Accept that there are only two important people in the whole scenario. You and Groom.
B. Accept that only you will think this.

Therefore you do the following:

1. Save up for the perfect wedding. 20-30k whatever your budget may be.
2. Make up your gift list.
3. Pop down to the registry office/church/synagogue and get married.
4. Buy all the items on your wedding list.

Sorted. You get to celebrate with the only people who matters in the wedding and indeed in the marriage, AND you get all the items on your list, and no interfering relatives and bridezilla accusations!

Sorted.
Simples.

<gavel>

ShadowStorm Tue 16-Apr-13 18:22:00

You'd still have the interfering relatives.

As soon as DH & I got engaged, DM started (repeatedly) telling me dire stories about a friend of hers whose daughter had got married in Las Vegas without telling or inviting anyone, and how terrible it was and how I wasn't to do anything like that because my DM would find it so unforgivably upsetting and would do nothing but weep into her pillow for the next 6 months or so.

The recriminations from your perfect wedding would have lasted for years.

flossieraptor Tue 16-Apr-13 18:25:36

We paid for our own wedding, family were guests without vote, we had a charity donation site, raised 1k and still together multiple months later, job done grin

Sparklingbrook Tue 16-Apr-13 18:30:06

Quint that is bloody brilliant and should be made law with immediate effect.

Eliminates-

Tedious seating plans
Tacky first dances
Poncey food and Pimms with grass in.
Kids invited/not invited malarkey

And many many more advantages......

CwtchesAndCuddles Tue 16-Apr-13 18:42:18

My brother and his partner have just flown off to get married abroad on their own. Both families and friends are happy, no one is moaning about seating plan / child free / gift list etc etc etc.

Win win - it can be done!

musicposy Tue 16-Apr-13 19:02:12

This is brilliant! My wedding is distant past now but I have suggested it to DD1 for the future. Not that I don't want to go to her wedding, but last year DB got married and my goodness, the stress! Plus, instead of spending 10k which we don't have on random guests for her and a dress she will never wear again, I can slip her a thousand to spend on herself and everyone is happy.

DD1 thinks she might like to get married in PJs, maybe a nice white nightie. DD2 favours her crocodile onesie <thinks this is sinking a little far>

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