So, we’re getting married right?


<photo by Jeanette Verster>

I’ve never much of a fan of weddings… I find them a bit of a waste of money.

Anyway… we’ve reached a point where we need to start hustling to plan this whole thing. I’m happy to go to court and have a quick, easy, painless, cheap, stress free thing – but I am the only one who thinks this is a good idea! *sigh*. So we’ve been looking at venues and a guest list and ante nuptial contracts this past week. Hot damn, a wedding is going to cost more than our recent 3 week holiday to America!!! *another sigh*

Today my dad popped by (as he always does on a Tuesday – I know Sharon loves this post :) and he asked me if we’ve started saving for our next holiday. I said “no, we have to start saving for the wedding first” … and he said he is supposed to pay for that. Now, this might seem like a welcome proposition, except that my dad is very “snoep” with money, and haggles everything, and tells everyone that their service is a rip off.

eg: a few winters ago I bought a three-quarter length lined trench coat from woolies, it was R450 or R500 about 4 years ago… he nearly died on the spot! “Are you crazy!? how can you spend that much on a jacket! You can buy it in china for about R40! These blerrie big chain stores think they can just rip everyone off. They probably bought it for about R100 and now they selling it for R500! Its crazy!” … and this happens with EVERYTHING!!! clothes, food, appliances, services (internet/cell phone), even our house! (he thought we should have gotten a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dbl electric garage, patio & garden in a complex in a decent area for about R700K )

So, anyway, my point is – I don’t want him to pay for anything wedding related, because everything IS kak expensive, and he is just going to flip his lid, and embarrass me infront of the wedding supplier people. Unless he just gives me a pile of money for me to do whatever I want
But how do I say that in a nice way..?

hell. Eloping is sounding better and better :/

Oh, I have set up a separate blog for all wedding stuff, so that if you aren;t really interested in that, it won;t be here, on my normal blog :) once it’s all ready I’ll post a link tho, for anyone who may be interested.

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