motiontodismiss wrote:moandersen wrote:motiontodismiss wrote:When the time is right (which will be WELL past the age of 30) and I find the right girl, I'm eloping.
Forget the bickering over the size of the ceremony, invite list, cost of the reception, and the long, 300 page list of other things you have to bicker over.
sorry to break it to you, but it will be her choice whether to elope or not. she may well want to, but shes going to have the final say. believe me. but for your sake, hopefully the right girl wants to elope.
There's no way in hell I'm footing the $30k+ bill for a 3 hour wedding at the end of which everyone's going to be too drunk to remember. If she wants to foot the entire bill, that's fine by me. Plus, weddings are overrated.
I'll go along with anything she wants......as long as she's paying. Golden Rule #1: He (or she) who shall be stuck with the bill shall at all times have the final say.
I'm doing a lot of things myself: like invitations, save-the-dates, ect. and our wedding is going to be WAY UNDER (and I mean a lot under) $30k. If you're on the same page there should be minimal bickering. I'm pretty much planning most of the wedding and my fiance puts in his two cents when he feels like it, lol. It's really personal preference though--a lot of people elope nowadays. I've been with my fiance for almost 6 years (it'll be 7 by the time we get married) and to be surrounded by family and friends on one of the most important days of my life means a lot to me, which is how I justified a nice, intimate wedding.