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Old 16-11-2019, 12:06 AM
Dolphin75 Dolphin75 is offline
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Default Weddings - A Big Pile of Pretentious Shite?

So I got a wedding invite in the letterbox yesterday. A cousin in Armagh is getting married next April. I haven’t seen her in about 20 years, when she was about 13. Now don’t get me wrong, I am very happy for her, but I’m pretty much done with the whole wedding malarkey.

It seems we Irish are obsessed with going seriously over the top at weddings, getting into massive debt for expensive dresses, pricey hotels, limos, bands, flowers, inviting 300+ guests, elaborate hen and stag parties abroad, “destination” weddings where the guests have to pony up serious dosh for the pleasure of seeing their family member or friend declare their undying love to their spouse in a far flung location.

Isn’t the marriage, not the wedding, the actual important bit?

My OH and myself have been talking about getting hitched, and if we do, as it will be a same-sex wedding there are no expectations or traditions to slavishly follow, no interfering families so we might have a small, intimate ceremony.

When ye get a wedding invite do you leap for joy or groan with despair? What do you think of weddings and the wedding industry?
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Old 16-11-2019, 12:09 AM
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So I got a wedding invite in the letterbox yesterday. A cousin in Armagh is getting married next April. I haven’t seen her in about 20 years, when she was about 13. Now don’t get me wrong, I am very happy for her, but I’m pretty much done with the whole wedding malarkey.

It seems we Irish are obsessed with going seriously over the top at weddings, getting into massive debt for expensive dresses, pricey hotels, limos, bands, flowers, inviting 300+ guests, elaborate hen and stag parties abroad, “destination” weddings where the guests have to pony up serious dosh for the pleasure of seeing their family member or friend declare their undying love to their spouse in a far flung location.

Isn’t the marriage, not the wedding, the actual important bit?

My OH and myself have been talking about getting hitched, and if we do, as it will be a same-sex wedding there are no expectations or traditions to slavishly follow, no interfering families so we might have a small, intimate ceremony.

When ye get a wedding invite do you leap for joy or groan with despair? What do you think of weddings and the wedding industry?
Are you always this positive?
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Old 16-11-2019, 12:19 AM
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Upto the individual really.

No one is forcing you to attend.
They are mostly shit.
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Old 16-11-2019, 12:37 AM
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I dont think I have ever heard of, not to mind been at, a wedding with 300+ people!
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Old 16-11-2019, 12:49 AM
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Has anyone been to a wedding where the whole first dance thing turns into a chereographed cringe fest? I blame youtube for this shit. It will start off with Celine Dion and then a record scratch and Baby Got Back starts playing and the bride and groom start jumping around like fucking chimpanzees. Fuck off.
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Old 16-11-2019, 12:54 AM
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Get that dress, you deserve it!!!
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Old 16-11-2019, 02:34 AM
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I'm a chef and have never catered for more than 220. Plus didn't you do the same thread on Boards and didn't you call us all middle ages losers with addiction problems on there?
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Old 16-11-2019, 05:33 AM
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There was one year in my early thirties I went to 9 weddings. That was was the final straw for me. I think the following year was when I called a halt to it.
Only ever went to the weddings of immediate family since then.
Rsvp, thanks but no thanks.
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Old 16-11-2019, 07:30 AM
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There was one year in my early thirties I went to 9 weddings. That was was the final straw for me. I think the following year was when I called a halt to it.
Only ever went to the weddings of immediate family since then.
Rsvp, thanks but no thanks.
I treat weddings, nowadays, like removals and burials. Show up, sympathise, shake hands and fuk off. Mostly, I don't even do that. Unless I'm having a day where I'm filled with the milk of human kindness.
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Old 16-11-2019, 07:43 AM
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So I got a wedding invite in the letterbox yesterday. A cousin in Armagh is getting married next April. I haven’t seen her in about 20 years, when she was about 13. Now don’t get me wrong, I am very happy for her, but I’m pretty much done with the whole wedding malarkey.

It seems we Irish are obsessed with going seriously over the top at weddings, getting into massive debt for expensive dresses, pricey hotels, limos, bands, flowers, inviting 300+ guests, elaborate hen and stag parties abroad, “destination” weddings where the guests have to pony up serious dosh for the pleasure of seeing their family member or friend declare their undying love to their spouse in a far flung location.

Isn’t the marriage, not the wedding, the actual important bit?

My OH and myself have been talking about getting hitched, and if we do, as it will be a same-sex wedding there are no expectations or traditions to slavishly follow, no interfering families so we might have a small, intimate ceremony.

When ye get a wedding invite do you leap for joy or groan with despair? What do you think of weddings and the wedding industry?
Just don’t bother going.
Although it’ll be shit craic without you, they’ll probably still go ahead with it.
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