Thanks! It's not a first marriage for either of us. So we're just doing the justice of the peace in jeans thing. Just his mom, aunt and cousin are attending. Then out to dinner after. We chose the date cause we're both off work that day :lol: At my age I cringe at the obscene amounts young peoople spend on weddings these days. Even when I was young and had my first wedding, we bought clothes off the rack and put the invite in the paper, and had a small party on the lawn at home after. I tend to think it's the life you spend together that's important, not the festivities of the day.
I do wish Dex could be there. He's still so hyper, I don't think mom could handle him. So he'll get something yummy from dinner.
I agree about the wedding thing....My dress in 1975 was 150.00 ...very plain and gently tiered....and the reception was in my parent's back yard under a big tent....It was sooo hot and windy the whole thing blew down. My cake was gorgeous with real flowers on it and overall a very simple affair. Not at all like the extravaganzas of today....though I've just been to one and it was really a great time for all!!
I like the idea of a small family gathering and jeans....perfect!
Being older and wiser...hindsight being 20/20....
I wish you both the best!!
I am going to do the same here shortly as soon as i remember where i put my divorce papers in my bedroom hahahhaha
Dave and I are going to get married in our yard with one couple being witnesses then ordering pizza and wings hahahahaa Next YEAR we'll do the family party in my yard lasting a whole weekend with several pigs being roasted.
ohhhhhhhh i am soooooooo happy for you Rita!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The best wedding reception I've ever been to was one where we played volley ball and then there was a band hired for dancing. The kids were young then maybe 4 & 6 yrs old, (all grown and gone now) and they had good time dancing the night away. It was held in some one's back yard. We didn't even know the bride & groom, but we got a call that no one showed up at the reception and they had paid for all the food and fun, so come on down. We did!! I think the bride & groom had a great time even with a lot of unknown people! (I think I just wrote a New Testament parable with a modern twist!)
Congratulations to the both of you!!!! May your lives together be as loving and happy and adventurous as the Doodles we all share! The best piece of advice I can give is the advice that was given me with my second marriage, and that was 'Never go to bed angry with one another'....30 yrs later, we're still hangin in there!!!
Congrats to you
That is wonderful.
I am still married to my first love (Love him so much even though I love to make jokes about being married so long)and we did not spend
too much on a wedding either. i am from the old school
as well and i just don't get the money being spent the way it is today
Rita here is to you and your new hubby.
Cheers!!! and may you have lots of great Doodle years together
Such happy news! Been married 19 years (sometimes feels like 6 months sometimes feels like 750 years!). But...I do remember spending more time planning our marriage and not as much time on our wedding. Best advice I ever got was "don't lose your sense of humor and remember what you liked about him in the first place.
And anticipatory congratulations to you, too, Annmarie!
We got married in Washington State by a Unitarian minister; my husband's Catholic and I'm Jewish so that seemed like a reasonable compromise. I just wore a short suede skirt and a silk blouse, and since we already lived on a little island we really didn't need a honeymoon but we did go out to dinner at a special restaurant that evening. My mother, back East, was so relieved to be able to avoid the whole formal wedding mess that she gave us a complete set of sterling flatware. Worked for us!
Thanks all. No honeymoon for now. We're moving into a new house, so that's going to take all our cash for now. But the good news is Dex will have 200 x 50 feet of riverfront property to run on!
I got the wedding ensemble today. White sleeveless button down shirt, double strand of pink pearls (faux of course) and burgundy hombre ribbon for my hair. Add jeans and black sandles and it's off to the courthouse.