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    mine cost pennies compared to most... we were still wed, had a meal, a do and never got divorced.. job done
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    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    mine cost pennies compared to most... we were still wed, had a meal, a do and never got divorced.. job done
    Unfortunately they don’t cost pennies anymore Grant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    My son got married 3 years ago, so well aware of the costs of a wedding, but will mention that place to my nephew.
    Lol - did you pay for it? I thought all that stuff was in the past. I wouldn't have dreamed of asking my parents to pay. We paid for our wedding ourselves, or rather I did, as I wanted to make it special for Del.

    And also to keep certain things a surprise, such as the old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage I arranged to take us from the church to the hotel, where the reception was, arranging for her favourite flowers (white orchids) and a bottle of her favourite vintage champagne (Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque, as shown below) to be left in our suite, and of course our subsequent honeymoon to Austria.



    All money well spent!

    Marco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    mine cost pennies compared to most... we were still wed, had a meal, a do and never got divorced.. job done
    Lol - same here, after nearly 30 years, although I suspect ours might have cost just a little more than pennies

    We didn't go crazy overboard though, like many do today, then as you say, end up divorced 12 months later!!

    Pure lunacy..... Some of them seem to think they're celebrities.

    Marco.

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    A friend did a car for the bride. The dress was the most expensive thing tbh. the rest of it probably cost about same as it(rings apart) Cant remember the cost in total but probably £650 covered it all. Even then it was fairly cheaply done without being miserly. Everyone enjoyed it. Good meal.. good buffet and dance..
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol - did you pay for it? I thought all that stuff was in the past. I wouldn't have dreamed of asking my parents to pay. We paid for our wedding ourselves, or rather I did, as I wanted to make it special for Del

    Marco.
    Thankful no I didn’t pay for all of it although I did contribute, it was a great day even though the prices at the bar were outrageous.
    Regards
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    They always are in these places... Glad you only contributed!

    In any case, if you do try the Roman Camp, I hope the food is still as good. I had a simply stunning fillet steak (with beef from Highland cattle) in a whisky and cream sauce, followed by crêpes Suzette, both flambéed at the table, just as was de rigueur with fine-dining, during the 70s (and before), and which you hardly ever see now. I think you have to dress formally for dinner though, although they may have relaxed that rule now.

    Plus, the malt whisky selection in the bar was memorable!

    Marco.

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    Last wedding I was at was very expensive at bar. I took a hip flask of bourbon with me, knowing they wouldn't have anything worth drinking.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD TV - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE', BOSE, CAMBRIDGE, BOWER & WILKINS, DEVIALET & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON, QOBUZ, PLEX, JRIVER - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Last wedding I was at was very expensive at bar. I took a hip flask of bourbon with me, knowing they wouldn't have anything worth drinking.
    Good plan, but if the latter is true, then you're attending the wrong weddings

    Marco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Good plan, but if the latter is true, then you're attending the wrong weddings

    Marco.
    Very true, plenty of choice at the bar, lots of good stuff but pricey but that was no surprise.
    Regards
    Robin

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