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post #241 of 312
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Originally Posted by rjakapeanut View Post
if someone else is paying for the wedding i couldnt give a shit how big it is. go crazy.

Not so sure about that. If someone is paying for $100k wedding (big numbers are fun), and not putting anything into helping the couple buy a house, I'd much rather they provide $50k for smaller wedding and $50k for downpayment toward a house. However, it's not worth a fight since it's a gift and you really shouldn't argue with people about gifts they are giving you.

Globe, why are you going back and forth with Mad Hatter? Everyone knows generally you let the woman have a few things (like a wedding or ring of her dreams) for marital harmony. Unless she turns into a nut job over the few things.
post #242 of 312
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Originally Posted by dinted voice View Post
My father-in-law gave us $3,000 for the wedding. I believe we ended up paying a little bit out of pocket, but we had the reception at a country club for about 100-150 people total with food and a DJ.
That's great but it reminds me of that guy who found a pair of John Lobbs for a few bucks at a thrift store.... In what part of the world can you have a reception at a country club that costs $25 or 30 per person with food, drinks and entertainment?
post #243 of 312
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Originally Posted by Mad Hatter View Post
If you don't mind me saying, why are you people spending 20,000+ on engagement rings? It's not worth that much and any woman should be happy with a 5 to 10K ring. If she's not, be thankful and get out of that relationship. Spend the 20,000 or more on a car or something that is actually worth putting that money down on.

just sayin...
post #244 of 312
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
Not so sure about that. If someone is paying for $100k wedding (big numbers are fun), and not putting anything into helping the couple buy a house, I'd much rather they provide $50k for smaller wedding and $50k for downpayment toward a house. However, it's not worth a fight since it's a gift and you really shouldn't argue with people about gifts they are giving you.

Globe, why are you going back and forth with Mad Hatter? Everyone knows generally you let the woman have a few things (like a wedding or ring of her dreams) for marital harmony. Unless she turns into a nut job over the few things.

You are making the assumption that I didn't let my wife have her day. I clearly said that she doesn't care about that kind of shit, whereas for other women, it's everything.
post #245 of 312
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
I know that you are typing something, but all I see is "blah blah blah" look, you have your way of doing things. other people have other ways. I don't control my wife's life, but the way things work out is that most major decisions get made by me - my wife has a PhD and has had very responsible positions in life, but for the most part choices around our lives end up being led by me. that is the way the relationship between men and women has been for all of recorded history, and probably all of pre-history as well. again, when you ask the difference between the men and the boys, that is going to be at the top of the list.
I'm afraid I don't agree with you here. I've seen mostly subject-divided decissions, within relationships. I.e. the man has a greater say in the parts he is interested in and the woman has a greater say in the things she cares about.
post #246 of 312
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
just sayin...

Yep.
post #247 of 312
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post

Globe, why are you going back and forth with Mad Hatter? Everyone knows generally you let the woman have a few things (like a wedding or ring of her dreams) for marital harmony. Unless she turns into a nut job over the few things.

because I am an idiot sometimes. and I have about 5000 emails that piled up over the vacation and this is more fun. but really I should stop arguing with him.
post #248 of 312
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
I know that you are typing something, but all I see is "blah blah blah"

look, you have your way of doing things. other people have other ways. I don't control my wife's life, but the way things work out is that most major decisions get made by me - my wife has a PhD and has had very responsible positions in life, but for the most part choices around our lives end up being led by me. that is the way the relationship between men and women has been for all of recorded history, and probably all of pre-history as well. again, when you ask the difference between the men and the boys, that is going to be at the top of the list.

You are certainly a big man to say this on a site that has next to no women compared to all the men on here, because you would be clearly torn a new asshole if this site was 50/50 men and women and you would be shown what a little boy you really are.
post #249 of 312
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
I'm afraid I don't agree with you here. I've seen mostly subject-divided decissions, within relationships. I.e. the man has a greater say in the parts he is interested in and the woman has a greater say in the things she cares about.

Exactly.
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it's pretty cool how Mad Hatter must have been browsing random internet forums and sumbled on StyleForum and the engagement ring/wedding cost threads. So he then joins, jump in head first, and before you know it he racks up over 50 posts in 3 days in these two threads.

Unless, of course, he is a sock for another member.
post #252 of 312
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

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post #253 of 312
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
it's pretty cool how Mad Hatter must have been browsing random internet forums and sumbled on StyleForum and the engagement ring/wedding cost threads. So he then joins, jump in head first, and before you know it he racks up over 50 posts in 3 days in these two threads.

Unless, of course, he is a sock for another member.

This is what happens when you are posting in threads where people are having an ongoing discussion with you, your post numbers rise. Amazing ain't it?
post #254 of 312
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
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Directed at the Mad Hater and his fast spiraling descent into trolling hall of fame. Obtuse, offensive, clueless... where is Grandmaster Baggins when we need a douche contest. I wonder why the guy is so animated and passionate about telling everyone with a different approach to their lives that they're wrong. My interwebz therapist skills tell me he is deperately trying to compensate for some of his own regrets on the topic - i.e. trying to convince himself by trying to convince all of us.
post #255 of 312
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Directed at the Mad Hater and his fast spiraling descent into trolling hall of fame. Obtuse, offensive, clueless... where is Grandmaster Baggins when we need a douche contest.

They cracked down on socks so we can't use him anymore.
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