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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Currently sitting at the airport waiting to board my flight "home", to the Netherlands.
     
  2. ygenius123

    ygenius123 Yas Genius

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    Just bought PureVPN, offering their 5 Year plan at 88% OFF this cyber monday. That made my life awesome as i can watch US netflix from anywhere in the world :D
     
  3. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Big expensive weddings are too impersonal, you want a small intimate setting so the focus can be just on you and your partner...

    Something like that, should leave you with brownie points and enough left for a rig :thumb::lol:
     
  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    It's not going to be small as both of us have quite large close families, about 70 people/children, but it'll be far from extravagant. People will be well fed and watered and that's about it.
     
  5. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    May be worth taking a van over to the continent for a day to load it up.

    While you still can that is.
     
  6. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I doubt it would make it any cheaper once we paid corkage. The venue hire was pretty cheap, especially for its size and location, but corkage is not cheap. I'm sure whatever bulk discount we can get with them will work out cheaper and will be a lot less hassle. And I'm all about minimal hassle.
     
  7. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Corkage is such a scam. You can supply your own booze but we'll charge £10 a bottle to open and serve it....
     
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  8. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Fair enough, sometimes it's worth paying a bit more to reduce hassle.

    But yeah, corkage. Guess they won't let it fly if you say "yeah this is the best man, the bridesmaids and, oh yeah, our personal corker".
     
  9. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    Wait a minute... They still charge you to supply your own booze? Weddings are a total scam!
     
  10. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I think it's fair enough if they're not charging for the venue - many places will host on the basis of a minimum number of attendees with a sit-down meal with wine, and the booze is a big part of subsidising that.

    If they charge for the venue and want to levy a corkage fee, then it's a bit more skeezy. And a tenner per bottle scaling linearly to dozens of bottles is highway robbery.

    But yes. Weddings are a total scam.
     
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  11. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    Sorry yes, that's what I meant. If they're charging you for the venue in the first place and then add a surcharge for you to bring your own bloody booze, it's a bloody scam!
     
  12. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Well we're doing self catering, so they're not getting any money for the food and the base cost of the room is only £1200, but will likely add a few hundred for room dressings etc. I think if we were using their catering we could probably get away with some free drinks, but they have to make their money somehow.
     
  13. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    £7k PPI payout arrived right on time :D
     
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  14. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Well done, I got nowt :sad:
     
  15. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    On the bright side, it means you paid out nowt.
     
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  16. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    You also know where you stand, you're not left wondering if you might have got something.
     
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  17. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Use screw cap bottles then argue the case no corks were corked so corkage cannot be charged :lol:
     
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  18. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    True, it was worth checking.

    Not as comforting as several thousand quid though :lol:
     
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  19. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    That's true, although I only did so well because my mental health problems led to me having pretty chaotic finances for a long time, until my wife managed to help me get more organised.
     
  20. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Glad it's coming back to you, wouldn't wish mental health issues on anyone so that PPI is the least you deserve. :thumb:
     
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