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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gifts? Really?

MT & I went to his folks' house this weekend. We were supposed to have a big BBQ with his extended fam last Sunday, but after missing our flight out of Paris Saturday night (3 hours on a payphone at the airport and $1,500 later we got home Sunday night) that plan had to be reworked.

His extended fam didn't know he was proposing in Paris. His parents and sister knew, but not the big Rhode Island Italian faction. In the week between the 1st incarnation of the BBQ and the actual get-together they were all told and the engagement fiesta has now officially begun. We got gifts. Gifts! Who knew? We are now the proud owners of a set of Waterford toasting flutes, a silver photo frame, a silver cake serving set and a big photo frame that you sign instead of a guest book. Not being the very traditional sort, we didn't even know most of these things existed. I guess this means we have to have a sort of formal cake cutting thingamajig at the wedding, eh?

Now if only we could find a place that wasn't $40k for ONE SILLY NIGHT. I'm so disgusted with the wedding industry. I just want to get married. I want to get married and have a party with our friends and family to celebrate it. That's it. It shouldn't cost a decent yearly salary. It just shouldn't. Even if I had that kind of cash to blow I couldn't bring myself to do it.

I just keep thinking about The Princess Bride. "Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togezzah todaaay...

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5 What people are saying:

Blogger patti_cake rambles...

I feel your pain. Luckily I was the baby and the 'rents were more than excited to pay for my wedding. Ahhh... I love weddings & cake and gifts. I'm so excited for you Melissa. You'll get it all worked out.

5/29/2007 10:55:00 AM

Blogger Jenn rambles...

You can...just get married and have a party. It's your it how you want it.

I love that movie.

5/29/2007 11:27:00 AM

Anonymous Safa rambles...

You are so right!!! It really is ridiculous the expense of some of these receptions. Like the last poster said, just do it your way. No big reception...just a party. Congrats BTW:)

5/30/2007 12:36:00 PM

Blogger Retro Girl rambles...

I agree with you...that's why Mr. Hottie & I eloped! We got married on the and giddy. It was like a beautiful.

It should be whatever your heart dreams of....if you want it small, intimate and fun, so be it. Or if you decide to go big and bold--go for it! It's your decide.

You'll be a stunning bride. Absolutely gorgeous!

Congrats again!!! :-)
I'm so happy for you!!!

Is Duke going to be the ring bearer or best man?(dog) LOL

6/02/2007 08:10:00 PM

Blogger Michael Manning rambles...

Best Wishes! :-)!

6/03/2007 04:50:00 PM


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