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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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The anti-wedding fairy.

That is it. I have had it. I am officially resigning my female membership card.

I know I won’t be popular with my gender for saying this but women have very silly notions and very silly values. Why spend time, energy, and money for their wedding (a few hours of one day) instead of using that same time, energy and money to better their home, their marriage, or something lasting?

Additionally, they want an excessively priced ring with a rock to stick on their fingers so they can show it off to the rest of the herd.
1. This is not a good way to start any relationship. It sets a precedence of imbalance. To me this says, “My happiness is more important than my partner’s happiness. He HAS to buy me a ring to signify he cares about me, but I will not nor do I care to buy him a gift in return.”
2. Diamonds are a sham. They’re value has been over-exaggerated by the DeBeers, the International Diamond Cartel.
3. Do you have any idea what else I could do with that money? Custom leathers, bike trailer, slip on exhaust. I mean, come on!

I just wasted another hour of my life in a stupid bridal shop trying on another hideous dress which can be best described as a trailer trash prom dress. It is of course WAY overpriced and trust me when I say I'll never wear it again. I would rather take that $300+ and invest it into their home or their daughter so they actually have something to show for the money rather than a handful of pictures where they can prove they duped some of their closest friends into paying exorbitant amounts of money for matching outfits.

$ for bridesmaid dress
$ for matching shoes
$ for stupid hairdo
$ for hosting bridal shower
$ for bridal shower present
$ for wedding present
= I’m not really sure I want a friend that would ask this of me.

Then there’s wasted time of my life…
…trying on dresses.
…helping her pick her dress.
…bachelorette party.
…bridal shower.
…rehearsal dinner.
…wedding day preparations.
…wedding day.

The worst part is I'm the one marked as a traitor for thinking that they're ridiculous for wanting this crap! We've been conditioned since we could walk by others in the cult to conform this is a good way to measure a man's love!

Rant over.
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post #2 of 83 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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I got dibs on marrying Katherine!





















And it won't even cost me any money!
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post #3 of 83 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 03:51 PM
 
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AMEN!!!!!!!!!!

Plus not to mention the THOUSANDS I spent in my 20's between bridesmaid dresses, hair, time, wedding gift, etc...... 1/2 of them are divorced now!!!!

You are sooooo right on Katherine.
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And oh yeah, I especially hate when you see a woman tell a bunch of girls that she is getting married and they all immediately go "OOOHhhh let's see the ring" and then she'll make some massive gesticulation to flop her hand out to them, and they'll all go "OOOHHHH IT'S GORGEOUS!!!"...

Then the woman leaves and they all talk chit about her behind her back because they are all jealous and want someone to marry them and pay for their mcmansion and shopping habits.

I hate women.
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You don't have to turn in your female-card (but I guess I won't ask you to be my Maid of Honor now )

I was just having this discussion with three officemates this morning... one girl (whose wedding I attended 4 years ago) said her Dad offered her $10K if she'd go to a Justice of the Peace and skip the wedding... .or he'd give her $2K toward the wedding... she took the $2K (and she and her husband are still paying for the wedding).... Friggin idiot.

That said, I'm having a "real" wedding, but I'm not spending $5K on a gown, nor is my MoH (I'm not having a whole entourage) getting some hideous taffeta monstrosity (I found a cute silk dress in J.Crew that she loves; everone's happy)

But we've agreed we will NOT go in debt for this wedding... my parents are paying for the reception, and the rest we will either pay in cash up front, or we won't do it at all!


(and shhhhh... truth be told, I said to Chris the other night, why don't we just have a reeeeeeeeeallly nice honeymoon, and go to the JoP to get married... HE wants the "real" wedding... )
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And oh yeah, I especially hate when you see a woman tell a bunch of girls that she is getting married and they all immediately go "OOOHhhh let's see the ring" and then she'll make some massive gesticulation to flop her hand out to them, and they'll all go "OOOHHHH IT'S GORGEOUS!!!"...

(I'd just like to point out that when I posted up here that I'm getting married, it wasn't one of the girls, but rather it was TRIP who asked to see the ring )
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I think we had the cheapest wedding of anybody I have ever met. around 7000$ total. it was the best wedding reception party ever. people keep asking us when we are getting married again just for the reception
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I think we had the cheapest wedding of anybody I have ever met. around 7000$ total. it was the best wedding reception party ever. people keep asking us when we are getting married again just for the reception
Now that's the sign of a good party....


what kills me about weddings is the idea of inviting everyone you've ever spoken to over the last 20 years, their second cousins, their sisters and brothers... WTF?

If there's 50 people invited to our wedding, I'll be surprised.... SMALL and intimate =
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100% with you Katherine.
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we invited 100 people and the only family there form my side was my Dad and mom who were seperated and later that night my cousin and his wife to be so about 54 people almost all hers and our friends. It was funny when I walked out of the side pews to the main aisle all I could see was her family and the wne I coould actually see where my family shoulds been all I saw was my mom standing by herself. I had this thought in my head of her family screaming and yelling and whooping it up and the camera goes to my side and all you here is one person sloooowwwllll y clapping and crickets chirping and other noises that you hear in the dark
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100% with you Katherine.
Now I KNOW you'll get re-married.....
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This is EXACTLY what I think myself. why waste all that money on impractical CRAP that you'll probably forget all about in a few days when you could instead invest the money in something or other much more practical.

and people wonder why I dont have any interest in women. I wonder why this is........
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So instead of that diamond ring, be like HERE honey give here a Akro full exhaust and some leathers and ask for her hand in marriage?? Which would hold its value LOL. and more functional
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So instead of that diamond ring, be like HERE honey give here a Akro full exhaust and some leathers and ask for her hand in marriage?? Which would hold its value LOL. and more functional
Actually I know a girl who got a shiny red Ducati instead of an engagement ring... and got married at a track (rented the whole track for the day). She got a Ducati red wedding gown, then changed into red leathers.
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thats rocks LOL
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Actually I know a girl who got a shiny red Ducati instead of an engagement ring... and got married at a track (rented the whole track for the day). She got a Ducati red wedding gown, then changed into red leathers.
That is friggin amazing! Thats how I'd do it!
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Now I KNOW you'll get re-married.....
Yes but I'll spend ALL of that money on a honeymoon and not the wedding. I dont need my friends to see me get married. I'd be content with a small little ceremony in Las Vegas with 1 or 2 friends there and thats it.
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COurt house and afterparty trackday ?? LOL
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thats rocks LOL
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That is friggin amazing! Thats how I'd do it!
The pics were AWESOME.... but the sad part is, they got snow in April in that part of TX for the first time in like 100 years that day... so no one got to RIDE the track... still they had a blast.
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COurt house and afterparty trackday ?? LOL
I'd be content with courthouse and beach afterparty personally.... (I'm looking forward to the afterparty almost as much as the wedding itself )
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