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post #106 of 116
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Originally Posted by maryjsgirl

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Originally Posted by Wesha

Yes, it urks me when you put your time and effort into making a cake beautiful and tastful and customers want to pay dirt cheap prices comparing you to Walmart, Sam's, and everybody else. BTW, I was browsing CL and a bride posted an ad looking for someone to make her a wedding cake AND a groom's cake for the meer price of $200.00. icon_eek.gif . I just laughed and kept surfing the net.

Wesha



At least she was trying to pay! On my city's CL there is an ad from some chick asking for a free dj, flowers, cake, tux, RINGS, and dress!!! I have been so tempted to email her a reality check.



OMG! I can't believe how brazen people can be. Why is it they think that other people who work hard for what little they have should DONATE their entire wedding for them? Have they not ever heard of going to the courthouse and getting married?

Geez, my husband and I wanted to get married, didn't have the money for the wedding we had hoped for so we went to Eureka Springs, AR one weekend and got married. Cost us all of about $75 for our marriage license and to pay the officiant. It was just me and him, and our marriage has lasted WAY longer than any of our friends who had the big wedding with all the bells and whistles.

I just realized I wanted to be his wife more than I wanted to blow money just so I could get all dressed up.
post #107 of 116
"Thou shalt not charge a fair price for your work"

Hmmm... Don't remember that commandment.
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post #108 of 116
lol. my courthouse wedding was exactly what i WANTED. we had a bbq later for our family and friends.


no rehearsal dinner, no other crap. we put a ''no gifts requested'' notice on our ''reception'' invites. people brought us stuff anyway, but mostly we just wanted everyone to get together to laugh and talk and eat good food. and that's what happened.


our grand total, after marriage license, supplies for me to make our cake, and food and drink for everyone, came to about $150. $13 of that was actually to get married. lol. icon_wink.gif
post #109 of 116
I am a small-town girl and the two humongo weddings that I have attended were nothing but greed-fests. Many of the small hometown weddings I have attended have been sweet and I have had a blast. These weddings would probably be looked down on bigtime by people who have big bucks for a wedding.

We were love rich and money poor when we got married. I bought my dress on sale as "last year style" and it was for practically nothing. My bridesmaids (sisters and cousin) got dresses from JCPs. We did only miminal deco of church. My parents had no money for a fancy rehearsal dinner- I bought the ingredients and my mom, sisters, and I made an awesome from-scratch dinner and we served buffet style at my apartment.

We had cake, punch, mints and nuts for the reception. I DID choose to use a home-based baker for my cake so I spent most of the budget for cake and NEVER regretted it. The cake was so pretty and the taste was out of this world. I have been married 25 years and people still comment on my wonderful wedding cake. I was told over and over how fun my reception was- it wasn't about how much I had to spend on it or how much the gifts cost, we wanted it to be about fellowship and fun (and that is what happened).
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post #110 of 116
We will be tying the know in Mexico within the year, aside from my dress (alfred angelo #1516 in eggplant : ), the trip will cost us almost nothing, the only other thing I would spend $$ on is the cake.
post #111 of 116
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by KrissieCakes

What do that put in those things that they are good for an entire month???


Oh that's nothin'! Modern Baking magazine advertises a product that you can put in cakes to keep them fresh for 60 days.

Must the secret ingredient in Twinkies. icon_eek.gif



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post #112 of 116
I was too expensive for two people yesterday!

One was because I'm drastically raising my prices on my sculptured cakes so yeah, the price was a little steep...but on the other hand, you want a nice cake carved into the shape of a classic car, you have to pay for it!

One was because they just were not prepared for the cost of a customized cake.

By the way...I don't know about you....but I wonder if ice sculpture people ever get complaints that its "just water"? haha. I doubt it.... they all realize there is art involved there. Why not for cake, which they actually get to EAT?
post #113 of 116
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

By the way...I don't know about you....but I wonder if ice sculpture people ever get complaints that its "just water"? haha. I doubt it.... they all realize there is art involved there. Why not for cake, which they actually get to EAT?



OMG!! You are so right.
post #114 of 116
I bought my dress on ebay. icon_redface.gif I loved it, and still do! A family friend tailored it down to fit me. I've now had it replicated in miniature, using the dress's actual fabric to fit a stuffed doll. It sits on a chair in my bedroom along with two of my favorite dolls from childhood.
I cut a piece of the colored part of my dress and set my MOH on a search for her dress to match. I think she paid $27, and it was on clearance.
It was the best wedding ever. My cake was done by a coworker and it was the most delicious thing ever. As my present, (besides the cake) she gave me her recipes she used.
post #115 of 116
We had a "cheap" wedding too....had it afternoon so just cake and nuts and punch and mints (it was out west so not breaking any huge rules of etiquette)...spent most of the $$$ on photos because that's what lasts. Paid a friend to make a simple buttercream wedding cake with clusters of bc roses on top of each tier. Had a backyard BBQ for a rehearsal dinner and the reception at my parents house.

We don't regret a bit of it! Can't imagine paying today's prices for a wedding. I say if you are going to spend $10,000 or more on a wedding....DONT....and take a really cool honeymoon insetad. thumbs_up.gif
post #116 of 116
I wanted to elope when I decided to get married for the second time. Off to Jamaica just me,my husband,my kids, and who ever wanted to tag along. My husband decided he wanted an actual wedding, but a small one. Did we have a small one, NOT. Why? Dear ol' MIL. What about my sisters, what about my nieces, hee shouldn't have to have a small wedding, cause you've all ready been married (my 1st marriage did last over 10 years & was less then 50 ppl at the wedding). Whatever! The whole thing was a nightmare, cause basically she didn't want me to marry her son and I even told her that, what was her response and I quote "Well that is my baby". You have to be f_ _ _ ing kidding me. Well 18K in the hole & it was an okay wedding. Yeah, thats all I can say about it. Everyone was amazed about how it looked and rave about it still, but the stress that my MIL put me through (by the way she only gave us $1800, which I am grateful for, but if it meant less stress, could have easily did with out) it wasn't worth it at all. My husband whish he would have took my advise & eloped after all was said & done. There was one really great thing though, walking down the aisle to my husband. icon_smile.gif Oh yeah, and I spared no expense on my cake! icon_wink.gif
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