Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Wedding Woes

You really want to know why young people are waiting longer and longer to get married?

It’s the ring. I mean really; do you want to spend 30% of your annual income on something that doesn’t even have a remote? Of course not! The problem here is that she’s thinking about this:

You’re trying to give her this:

And you’re worried that if you have kids they’ll end up like this:

So you just end up with a compromise. It’s marriage; get used to it. Get over your vanity and go with the “green” choice

It’s the wedding. Sure, it’s all traditional and stuff but do you really want to be in debt for the next ten years by having the proper wedding? Yeah, you could have the parents pay for it; but then you’d be subjected to “their opinions” on everything from vacations to floor coverings to cereals. Bad choice! The problem here is that she’s thinking about this:


You’re hoping for this:


And you both worry it will end up like this


Get over it. Just go sign the papers and have some nice romantic pictures taken of the two of you and then get on with your lives. This way they’ll be less things to figure out what to do with come divorce time…

58 comments:

English Mum said...

Brilliant. Have tweeted this, hope you don't mind x

subtorp77 said...

VE, LMAO! The Heine ring would be more my budget...that and a drive through chapel in Vegas, wot?

Gladys said...

V.E. I recommend they do what I did. Get married and don't even tell anyone for almost a year. This is really fun especially when they realize you are signing your name different and aren't at your old apartment when they stop by.

It really pisses people off though because they can't tell you what you should do. We took our wedding money and went to Hawaii for a vacation.

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

If only couples put that much effort into the actual marriages.

moooooog35 said...

A guy touting marriage.

Go figure.

Does your wife know you're gay?

Anne said...

laughing at what moooooog35 said!

I had twice as many horses in my wedding as in that last picture. The crowds didn't like the droppings, though.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Well...I guess seventh place is better than nothing. And I did beat Mrsurpole today.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

That's why we eloped.

The Incredible Woody said...

My father always said that he would pay for 1 thing - we could either have a grand wedding or a college education. I chose college!

Roy Scribner said...

I just wanted a puppy.

Kurt said...

I've never bought a ring.

Bonnie the Boss said...

From your poll, it is interesting to see that most of your readers are conservative.
I don't even wear my ring...yes, I am still married. So I say skip it and take a great vacation!

VE said...

english mum - Tweet on! Thanks for stopping in, come enjoy the nonsense whenever you'd like. I get abused here...errr. I mean we have fun here all the time.

Elizabeth said...

We got married in a friends living room and only invited about 15 firends and family. And my dog was in the wedding, she was so cute.
It was nice, simple and cheap and if I could go back I wouldn't change a thing.

VE said...

subtorp77 - At least you get to enjoy the beer with the Heine one...

VE said...

gladys - Cool...a stealth marriage. You could have a big secret entry to see who in the country has remained undiscovered the longest. Excellent idea...

VE said...

prefers her fantasy life - Yeah, but they're too busy arguing with each other and dealing with kids...

VE said...

moooooog35 - Ha! Nice try. What's wrong with marriage? I don't happen to like to cook or do laundry... ;)

VE said...

anne - See now, wasn't my horse spoof just the perfect choice then?

VE said...

perpetual chocoholic - I'd like to elope...from my entire family! Tour the world...etc. Yeah, I could see that working.

VE said...

roy - Don't forget the rainbow...

VE said...

kurt - What about a phone ring? What about st-ring? What about... I'll find something...

VE said...

bonnie - Conservative? Go figure. I'm not.

VE said...

elizabeth - The fact that you wouldn't change a thing tells me you did it right!

Candie Bracci said...

LOL VE!
Ah the Heineken ring!lol
But you are right when comes money matter.I used to say the same till..the day I start to play it in my head which was..hum..a month ago,lol.Maybe I will,maybe I won't,but you are right that the money matters is getting on the way.

Candie Bracci said...

And it shouldn't LOL

VE said...

candie - Ah yes, if only everyone was impossibly rich...

Quirkyloon said...

"less things to figure out what to do with come divorce time..."

Ever the optimist, eh VE? Ha!

And that nose ring? It hurts my eyes!

THEY BURN!

heh heh heh

mama-face said...

Are you speaking from experience...cuz this is dead on. $10,000 or more is becoming the norm for a wedding. What a let down marriage must be.

Ronda Laveen said...

Someone (?) should start a Ring Exchange Program. Considering the current divorce rate, there are probably plenty of spare ones floating around.

VE said...

quirkyloon - Just a realist! ;) And I'm not that bad; I did actually remarry so I haven't gone over to the bitter side quite yet...

VE said...

mama-face - It's a shame so many scam on that tradition. There are people right now thinking about how they can make money off of people's happiness...

VE said...

ronda - That's a great idea. They provide the rings and in exchange they get an invitation to the reception for cake. Probably the sweetest thing they've had since before the divorce...

Jaime said...

looking back, i should have taken my parents up on the offer to throw us a small wedding and give us a really nice down payment on a house... who needs to spend that much money on a party that you don't remember

Beth said...

Ouch... ;)

Megan said...

I'm definitely not conservative.

ReformingGeek said...

Wow! If the parents of that kid get divorced, they will fight over who takes the kid.

If I ever get married again (I hope not), then it will be on a boat or in Hawaii or in someone's garden or at the JP!

Baino said...

Actually it's my son that wants the big palava. My daughter's planned her beach barefood wedding already. Only one small problem, the absence of a groom.

Baino said...

Oops, I meant barefoot but the food will be sparse too . . I think Subway was mentioned once!

VE said...

jaime - You should have. Think how much that money you'd saved would have been had you invested it...nothing...

beth - Ok, ok, the cup was half empty on that one...

megan - Well somebody must be. The only one I know for sure is uncivil. I give him grief about it all the time. Personally, I don't care; we still have fun around here.

reforminggeek - JP? Is that JC Penny? ;)

baino - Bare food? Oh indecent! Ha! But I like the beach ceremony...as long as there are fruity rum drinks afterward that is.

Janna said...

Acccgghhh!
The thing in that kid's nose is big enough to be a door knocker!

I wonder... when he has a bad cold, does the snot just sorta drip down on both sides of the metal thingies and slowly pool onto his shirt for a few minutes before he notices?

mama-face said...

I'm certain you're too chill for awards...but I've got one for you. Come and get it you wanna... I can't help myself, you are just too good at your blogging.

Uncivil said...

Yeah....go ahead and get married and ruin a perfectly good friendship!!!!!!

Serena said...

Say what you will, it's all about the ring. Next time, I'm getting a bigger one. Maybe it'll "take.";)

Bonnie the Boss said...

Somehow I knew that, that is why I found it interesting.

Mrsupole said...

Just go to Vegas and you can get married with Elvis and who knows else, you don't even have to get out of your car. A drive thru wedding now that is the ticket. Cheaper is better and spend the money on the ring and the house.

And I am a proud conservative and a proud moderate, who can also at times be a proud liberal and I can be totally independent too. I like to keep my bases covered. It just depends upon what the subject is about, as you have probably noticed by what I write.

Now I have one for you all to figure out.....if I think the priest and nuns should be allowed to get married what does that make me?

God bless.

And hey PC, sometimes I like to be last to post, and in the middle too. Again what does that make me?

Maureen said...

I told daughter when she wants to get married I'll give her money to elope.

Grad prep was stressful enough; gad I think I would die if I had to prepare for her wedding!!!!

VE said...

janna - Ha! That's a nice visual. I think we should YouTube that in slow-mo with some goofy soundtrack. That's what YouTube is for, right?

mama-face - I just don't feature them on my blog; but I'm very appreciative never-the-less. I'll be right over. Have some fruity rum drinks ready...

uncivil - I like to live dangerously...you know, like when the Republicans are in office...

serena - I think that one in the front lawn is still there...

bonnie - Yeah, I don't get it either. Maybe everybody is messin' with me.

mrsupole - Good one. I like to be unpredictable too. For example, just the other day...I bothered to get out of bed.

maureen - You could suggest her to stay single, live in sin, ask forgiveness at the pearly gates...we have a loving God, remember?

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I would totally LOVE the Heinie ring!!!!!!! I'd wear it proudly!

lime said...

*raises her hand*

i was one of those women who never really wanted a diamond to begin with

Carla said...

That just about sums it up.

VE said...

arizona - You are a woman for everyman's heart (and budget)!

lime - Excellent...because we men are cheap!

carla - And it doesn't add up to much...

Dee said...

I think the more you spend on a wedding the more likely you are to divorce

VE said...

dee - I think you are right!

Starrlight said...

Too true!

VE said...

starrlight - You know it!

Hit 40 said...

I also do not get the wedding thing....

the rings, big church and all that shit.

I have already told my boys to just pop the freaking question in Vegas. Marry her before the damn MIL is involved. Or just shack up!!! Divorce is way too expensive. What a ripe off.

VE said...

hit 40 - That's good advice!