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Old 03-26-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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Here's the skinny:

I'm moving to Denver in a few months, my boyfriend and I are gonna cohabitate. Yes, he shares custody of his 6 year old son with his ex-wife (they're still in the divorce process currently.) I was just officially declared divorced from my ex husband (I separated from him two years ago.)

Anyway, I told my boyfriend that in order for us to cohabitate, we need to be making a serious committment (ie: get married sooner rather than later.) He agreed with this, I'm sick of being in relationships that don't include serious plans, too old for that stuff (almost 36.)

Long story short, I have been perusing wedding dresses, cause I'm a girl and we do that.

I have been drooling over a couple so far:
http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/w...=6142363&sort=
http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/w...=6165423&sort=

I'm also waffling if we should get hitched at some court house or do it up on a mountain somewhere. I also thought it would be cool to include cycling somehow, we're both avid cyclists.

Caveat: he hasn't officially proposed, but he will.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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Spend $50 on a license and do it in a courthouse. in your jeans and tshirt...spend the other $900 (or more)you were GONNA spend on a dress and wedding... for a trip to the mountains riding bikes for a hunnymoon, and a cabin rental WAYYY far away from civilization. That would be much better to spend your money on and much more memories than a rediculously over priced dress you will wear one day. you can bring some fam members to the courthouse. and have a small reception(bbq and lawnchairs....) before you leave. Make sure EVERYONE takes a digital pic of some sort. Have them send it to you and you put it on an album you make on your computer....when you get back. of course.

Now if that dont sound hickish???
My point is, you dont need all the fancies to have a great wedding...after all, are you getting married for each other or the fancy dress and reception hall and all the thousands of dollars of food and flowers and nicities that no one cares about past that day but you. All you need is each other, family, food and a place to put it all together ...good times......

my thoughts..
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:02 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'm not spending $1300 on a dress like my first marriage, but I'm cool with saving up $500ish for the "right one." I'm still a girlie girl at heart. We won't do the big expensive ceremony/with hundreds of guests etc. Low-key and inexpensive, but I have to wear a dress *AND* I will save up to hire a pro photographer (I'm an amateur photographer, myself.)

I don't want a multi thousands of $ engagement ring, either, under $1000. I found a sapphire one I *love* from Costco, $779.

We could go back to Estes park, we spent a few days there when the van's fuel pump died. Was fun. :D
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how exciting
msake sure you get wonderful photos no matter where you wed.... the photos are your memories
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Agreed 100%!
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My husband and I were engaged for over a year before I finally married him. Neither one of our families was supportive so, on a trip back from Nawlins, we decided to do the courthouse thing, since I worked there and knew all the judges. I asked him once if he felt cheated of the big show (I'm not a ceremonial sort of person, but he is) and he said no, he got what he wanted out of the deal.

Since you both love the outdoors and biking, I'd save the dress money and take a biking honeymoon sort of trip. It's the life after the ceremony that counts.
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Check out David's Bridal, there should be one or 2 in Denver. They often run sales this time of year where you can get a really nice dress for $100. My DIL bought one and it was a great one.
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I'm getting married again in June. Found a sweet dress on etsy that I can wear over and over again. My best friend's husband is marrying us, and we plan on going out to eat afterward with our friends. I plan on spending the money I saved on YARN!
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Do what makes the two of you happy. Though I recommend leaving the cycling for the honeymoon. Bikes are rather hard on dresses.
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I was disappointed that I couldn't find your dresses. I love the second one on the new arrivals and I liked the fourth one, also. I think those were under 200.00. I don't think I would want to be married in a government building but, that's just me. Hope you decide just what is perfect for you and your fiance'. Bless you both.
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