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bbqbonelesswing

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Re: Rare engagement ring research
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2021, 07:43:04 AM »
Congratulations!

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Re: Rare engagement ring research
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2021, 07:44:33 AM »
Congratulations and it is a beautiful ring. 

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Re: Rare engagement ring research
« Reply #52 on: March 15, 2021, 10:32:54 AM »
Congratulations on the engagement! It's a lovely design.

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Re: Rare engagement ring research
« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2021, 11:09:58 AM »
Ooh, she said "yes"! Congratulations and best wishes to you both! Now to plan a mustachian wedding together...
There are a lot of threads on that topic here.

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Re: Rare engagement ring research
« Reply #54 on: March 15, 2021, 11:32:35 AM »
Thank you all and yes, now time to plan a Mustachian wedding. My better half is fully on board with that! :)

We're looking at a small, minimalist wedding held outdoors or at a park, fewer than 50 people. Simple and meaningful.

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Re: Rare engagement ring research
« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2021, 01:36:30 PM »
Thank you all and yes, now time to plan a Mustachian wedding. My better half is fully on board with that! :)

We're looking at a small, minimalist wedding held outdoors or at a park, fewer than 50 people. Simple and meaningful.

Nice ring choice, and I'm not just saying that because it's similar to my own, lol.

Just FYI, outdoor weddings can be much more expensive than cheap venue weddings because you have to rent EVERYTHING to turn an outdoor space into an event space. We had our ceremony at a restaurant during their closed hours, officiated by a friend who is a judge. The venue fee was $300, and we didn't have to rent anything or have anything to set up other than the staff removing some tables and arranging chairs to make an aisle.

I had always dreamed of getting married on my mom's stunning property, but the cost was actually prohibitive compared to renting out the entire luxury, glass atrium restaurant overlooking a waterfall during their off hours. That's not where we did the dinner though, we had that at a friend's restaurant.

Where you save on outdoor is if you do a really casual BBQ for the reception, especially if it's at a park with plenty of picnic table seating, otherwise, again, you'll bleed cash into rental and set up costs. However, you still have the issue of where to seat people for the ceremony, and 50 is a lot of chairs to rent and set up for a short ceremony.

I've planned a lot of events for 30-300 people on shoestring budgets, and I have never done outdoor events as a less expensive option for any event with any degree of formality. Too many moving parts to make an outdoor space behave like an event space.

Basically, do your research and if you really want to save money, then think outside the box.

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Re: Rare engagement ring research
« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2021, 02:22:12 PM »
The ring is beautiful, I really like it. Nice job.

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Re: Rare engagement ring research
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2021, 02:29:12 PM »
Yay! Glad you got it through a good company. I know a lot of people dropped Etsy links, but I'd never buy a ring off that site, just because Etsy has SO MANY glorified Aliexpress storefronts masquerading as craftspeople.

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Re: Rare engagement ring research
« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2021, 12:52:44 PM »
Congrats OP, and best wishes!

Thank you all and yes, now time to plan a Mustachian wedding. My better half is fully on board with that! :)

We're looking at a small, minimalist wedding held outdoors or at a park, fewer than 50 people. Simple and meaningful.

Nice ring choice, and I'm not just saying that because it's similar to my own, lol.

Just FYI, outdoor weddings can be much more expensive than cheap venue weddings because you have to rent EVERYTHING to turn an outdoor space into an event space. We had our ceremony at a restaurant during their closed hours, officiated by a friend who is a judge. The venue fee was $300, and we didn't have to rent anything or have anything to set up other than the staff removing some tables and arranging chairs to make an aisle.

I had always dreamed of getting married on my mom's stunning property, but the cost was actually prohibitive compared to renting out the entire luxury, glass atrium restaurant overlooking a waterfall during their off hours. That's not where we did the dinner though, we had that at a friend's restaurant.

Where you save on outdoor is if you do a really casual BBQ for the reception, especially if it's at a park with plenty of picnic table seating, otherwise, again, you'll bleed cash into rental and set up costs. However, you still have the issue of where to seat people for the ceremony, and 50 is a lot of chairs to rent and set up for a short ceremony.

I've planned a lot of events for 30-300 people on shoestring budgets, and I have never done outdoor events as a less expensive option for any event with any degree of formality. Too many moving parts to make an outdoor space behave like an event space.

Basically, do your research and if you really want to save money, then think outside the box.

We got the best of both sides by having our wedding ceremony outdoors, but the reception in a restaurant.  Ceremony was family only, no chairs, with a photographer.  Reception was ~50 people.  No venue fee for the restaurant, just by-the-head pricing with a minimum charge.

We spent about 9k all told, including his ring (mine was a family heirloom), suit alterations, dress, flowers, etc.  Could have been cheaper if we'd chosen a lower bar package.

 

Wow, a phone plan for fifteen bucks!