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post #61 of 116
maryjsgirl - they are asking complete strangers to sponsor their wedding? icon_eek.gif That is a whole other topic tapedshut.gif
yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. from the movie Kung Fu Panda
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post #62 of 116
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

maryjsgirl - they are asking complete strangers to sponsor their wedding? icon_eek.gif That is a whole other topic tapedshut.gif



YES!


Because they have been out of work for a year and can't find jobs. So of course they had a baby during this time...why not?

I had actually thought about emailing her and letting her know I would donate, but she had to come over and do this mountain of dirty laundry, wash my windows and walls, then clean and organize my garage. I think the hours it would take her to do this would pay off the cake.

Do you think she would go for it? icon_lol.gif
post #63 of 116
I guess if you are out of work, you might as well make babies! I just don't get it. I can feel the sting of mom's hand hitting the back of my head and asking me " Just what are you thinking". I grew up with a complete different sense of ability. You want it you work for it. Once I was 16, school clothes, school supplies, car, gas, insurance etc was paid for by me. Don't have enough money, get another job cut expenses. It was tough but I learned about the value of money. I can not imagine asking any one to pay for my wedding. My parents did not even help with that, you want it, you will pay for it! Will she go for helping out around the house, heck no. Why would she work for it when some dope will give it to her. A new business will just love to get the name out. I can only imagine the newspaper and evening news featuring it, how to get your dream wedding and not pay a dime! Didn't the lady from the View try this as well?
yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. from the movie Kung Fu Panda
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post #64 of 116
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

You want it you work for it. Once I was 16, school clothes, school supplies, car, gas, insurance etc was paid for by me. Don't have enough money, get another job cut expenses.


My daughter recently learned this lesson! She asked me for money for pants, which I was going to give her .... until she mentioned something about going to the bank and getting money out of her account. I asked her how much money she had? $80!!! icon_surprised.gif But she had to buy make-up and that would only leave her $60 in the bank, which is why she wanted MY money for pants.

I laughed and said, "no, no, no, darlin', that's not how it works. You get to DECIDE which is important to you and which one you need. You get to DECIDE what your priority is. You dont' get to spend your money on toys and expect the Mommy-Welfare-Dept to give you food stamps because you have no money left for essentials."

She wasn't happy with me ... but I'm a mom ... that's my job! thumbs_up.gif
post #65 of 116
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Must the secret ingredient in Twinkies. icon_eek.gif[/quote]

That is great!! icon_razz.gif Post nuclear holocaust, the only things left will be roaches and Twinkies.

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post #66 of 116
The woman is not replying to the emailed answers to her questions because she is too busy eating cake that tastes like sponge with lard icing.

Debi, my son used to do that to me:

Son: Mom, can you give me some money for (fill in the blank)
Mom: Are you out of money already? Didn't you just get paid?
Son: What? Use my money? I can't! I'm SAVING my money.

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post #67 of 116
Print the last few post, show DD, I am a mother not your friend. Others mothers are just like me. We all have this evil consiperacy going on to make our children into responsible adults who pay their way in life. Check.

I don't know what the bride would even say in reply to email answering her questions. Uhmm, like can you leave out the eggs, would that make it cheaper? I don't think you will ever hear from her again after you educated her.
yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. from the movie Kung Fu Panda
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post #68 of 116
Here's an idea. For $45 bucks, you can sell them a do it yourself kit. Three boxes of DH, three cans of frosting, two cans of decorating icing - you know, the ones with the plastic tips attached, a cake board and box. Put them in a bigger box labeled "Do-It-Yourself-Shower-Cake Kit", with instructions, which say, "Follow directions on the back of the boxes. When the cakes are cool, follow the directions on the can labels."

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post #69 of 116
you will have to include some really cheap tinfoil pans too, like from the dollar store that don't hold for nuttin, and when it all dumps all over, you can explain quality pans cost, just like quality ingredients when they say how yucky the cake is and how yummy yours is, can I get that recipe!
yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. from the movie Kung Fu Panda
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post #70 of 116
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Originally Posted by cakesbyamym

This follows up to a BTB of mine contacting me regarding her groom's cake. She booked her wedding cake over a year ago, and insisted that her MIL and FIL come to the consultation, AND have their own samples to try for the groom's cake. Well, normally, I would NEVER offer additional samples above the three that I normally provide at consultations. I did...b/c she seemed SO sure of booking the groom's cake, as well, and the wedding cake IS a huge order. SO, she contacts me about a month ago regarding the groom's cake. Cake is for 100 people, and send a pic...could I do it? Of course, I could do the cake...no problem. When I give her the price of $3 per serving...MIL insisted fondant icing be used, AND I even quoted her a discount off of the groom's cake due to the amount of the wedding cake...MY choice to do that. She e-mails back that MIL was "FLOORED" (her words) at my pricing!!! She had a strict budget of $60 that she was adhering to for the groom's cake, since she was "already paying $1,500 for the rehearsal dinner." Ummm...if you're paying $1,500 for 100 people at the rehearsal dinner, I think that you could spring for something other than a Sam's Club sheet cake. Anyway, I'm still doing the wedding cake in the fall, but I was aghast at the MIL's response when I gave her my prices over a year ago. It's not like I just pulled a price out of the sky to quote her. People just blow my freaking mind sometimes!




why isshe having 100 people at the rehersal dinner, it is only supposed to be bridal party and close family
post #71 of 116
some grooms cakes are served at the wedding icon_confused.gif
yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. from the movie Kung Fu Panda
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post #72 of 116
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Originally Posted by confectionaryperfection

why isshe having 100 people at the rehersal dinner, it is only supposed to be bridal party and close family

I'm with you on this question. we had a nephew get married and we had family members ask us "Why weren't you at the rehearsal dinner?" We were flabbergasted at the question and said, "we are not in the wedding party and the rehearsal dinner is for those in the wedding party ... and sometimes with spouses." I would have thought it odd if we WERE invited ... because we were NOT in the wedding party! icon_eek.gif

WTH? When did the rehearsal dinner turn into a pre-reception with everyone in the world invited? Anybody want to bet with me that it won't be long before it will be expected that guests bring gifts to the rehearsal dinner AND to the wedding? icon_surprised.gif
post #73 of 116
indy, hate to tell you, but yes you are to bring gifts to both occasions. The rehersal dinner is gifts that honor the groom, and the wedding is more for the two of them and the bride, IE do you really think the groom cares about the china and tableware? It was in Dear Abby or Emily Post in the recently in an article about preparing for wedding season after the big bridal show. I thought WT...H
yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. from the movie Kung Fu Panda
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post #74 of 116
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

indy, hate to tell you, but yes you are to bring gifts to both occasions. The rehersal dinner is gifts that honor the groom, and the wedding is more for the two of them and the bride, IE do you really think the groom cares about the china and tableware? It was in Dear Abby or Emily Post in the recently in an article about preparing for wedding season after the big bridal show. I thought WT...H



OMG, I am officially old!! I had no idea! Holy crap! I.... I ..... I'm just speechless!!! (and y'all know how unusual THAT is!) icon_surprised.gif
post #75 of 116
I am searching for the article. It was sad. You get married to get stuff, oh it won't last long because they spend so much time deciding what people should give them and then how cheap they can throw a party together for the very first time. Cash bar, Sam's cake, while at Sam's pick up cheese cubes and crackers. Guests please remember to bring me lots of gifts. The man showers, bridal showers, couple showers, engagement party, rehersal dinner, and then the wedding. Some are even having post honeymoon parties and register with things they don't get for the wedding. These are the people who will not spent the $3.50 a serving for cake and want up to 7 gifts from you. Know that you think from that angle of the bride, can you say CHEAP icon_mad.gif
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