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Youngest Daughter Getting Married

Discussion in 'Family Life' started by CrealCritter, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Aug 1, 2019
    tortoise

    tortoise Wild Hare

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    That's my style too @Lazy Gardener ! My second wedding was my "expensive" one. Was about $3K, if I remember right. We went to Las Vegas. I don't know why DH wanted to do that, but he had suggested it years before.

    First one was at my parents house. My parents hosted extended family staying at their house. Officiant was my aunt $0, musician was a friend $0. My dress was $60 and I splurged $100 on flowers. My mom made the wedding cake (family tradition). We had a picnic reception at a park. In hindsight, we could have had the picnic at my parent's house, was no reason to drive to a park.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    My MIL made our cake. When my dtr. got married, her maid of honor did the bridal and bridal party bouquets. Mostly silk. They rivaled any arrangements done at a florist shop.
     
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    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    When my husband and I got married, it was held at my maternal grandmother's house. My mom and great aunt made the cake. (Which they did for all of the family weddings for Mom's generation. Better than the professionals in town.) I wore a rather nice lace dress ai found on sale and hubby wore his dress blues. Everyone brought a dish for the reception. My paternal grandfather officiated as he was a judge.

    If I remember right it cost less than $200 in 2000. Everyone still says it was the best wedding they ever went to. I was also the only one married by my grandpa which made some jealous as he passed a few years later.
     
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  4. Aug 2, 2019
    FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Mr. Sensitive

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    Congrats, @CrealCritter . My eldest is actually staying here working with my wife on putting stuff together for her October wedding as I type. Good times
     
  5. Aug 4, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    After talking with my daughter we settled in on 10 gallons of cider. So today I bought a pear and a apple cider kit. My son in law and I put them together, both have already started fermenting that's a good sign :)

    My plan is to bring the cider's to the wedding reception and serve them out of 5 gallon corny kegs. Probably in plastic trash cans packed with ice.

    Pear and apple cider should go great together with a pig picking.
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    CrealCritter

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    I racked both pear and apple ciders into 5 gallon corny kegs this afternoon. There they will sit to age along with 2 corny kegs of Oktoberfest in the cool basement, until the wedding reception. I just hope 10 gallons is enough cider for the wedding reception.

    My buddy at the home brew store has used ball lock corny kegs. I asked him how much for a used keg. He took me in the back where he had several pallets of corny kegs shrink wrapped and said, these have all been resealed and pressure tested. I sell these on-line for $60.00 plus shipping but for you $40.00. I said awesome, so I picked one off a skid that was not shrink wrapped. Brought it home and cleaned and sanitized it and filled it with pear cider :)
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  7. Aug 11, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Great deal! Good to have a friend in the business!
     
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    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    I also had enough of both to make up a extra gallon with adding a spring water to top off. So I added 1lb of sugar and yeast nutrient to both, to try and make wine. The cider yeast that came with the kits is tolerant to 16% alcohol and high ester producing, so why not at least give it a try...

    Both are happily fermenting along this morning.
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    CrealCritter

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    My youngest daughter sent me this in a text message today. I'm trying to figure out what's the meaning behind it?

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  10. Aug 16, 2019 at 3:19 AM
    baymule

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    Send her back this one;

    WOMEN ARE LIKE FINE WINE AND CHEESE. FINE WINE TURNS TO VINEGAR AND CHEESE TURNS MOLDY.
     
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