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clarkfan1979

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expensive wedding that acquaintence cannot afford
« on: May 10, 2017, 09:08:16 PM »
This happened six years ago, but my wife and I were talking about it today. I think we got facebook notification about it or something.

We were invited to my wife's co-workers wedding. She is very materialistic, not rich, but it's very important to her to act rich. She bragged about her expensive open bar before the wedding, often.

Bar served $12-$16 mixed drinks and beers were $8-$10. Open bar lasted about 45 minutes. I got one drink for free. After that, I had to pay. I think it was my last year of grad school. I ended up sneaking in some vodka in a water bottle.

How am I supposed to be impressed by the fact that I have to buy expensive drinks for myself?


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Re: expensive wedding that acquaintence cannot afford
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 08:24:10 AM »
I don't understand acting rich, especially if you aren't. I suppose a person wants to imagine that they are prosperous and surround themselves with like minded people.

We just replaced our car with the used one we'll drive for the next 15 years. It's a step up from our old basic-basic car which will continue its role as car #2. 

DW and I are actually unhappy with appearing prosperous. We don't want to be judged for our things. Not a safety thing though I've lived in those kinds of places too.

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Re: expensive wedding that acquaintence cannot afford
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 09:05:52 AM »
The Indian in me had to snicker at an expensive wedding having a cash bar. I grew up going solely to Indian weddings so when I went to my first Christian wedding which was the first time I was at a non-Indian wedding, I was shocked at how much more intimate and simpler things were.

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Re: expensive wedding that acquaintence cannot afford
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 04:28:56 PM »
You think a Christian wedding is intimate? Try an Atheist Mustachian's.


My parents, my wife's mother, my brother acting as best man. That's it.
(This was a Vegas wedding, but no official dressed as Elvis - instead, we did this on top of the Stratosphere.)

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Re: expensive wedding that acquaintence cannot afford
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 04:41:41 PM »
Beautiful! Looks like you had the perfect day, russianswinga!

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 05:02:26 PM »
You think a Christian wedding is intimate? Try an Atheist Mustachian's.


My parents, my wife's mother, my brother acting as best man. That's it.
(This was a Vegas wedding, but no official dressed as Elvis - instead, we got married on top of the Stratosphere.)


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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 08:05:36 PM »
Beautiful! Looks like you had the perfect day, russianswinga!

I agree, looks absolutely amazing! Congratulations!