How 'bout a $500,000 anniversary party?

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Registered: 03-27-2000
How 'bout a $500,000 anniversary party?
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Wed, 08-06-2003 - 11:32pm
In light of all the discussions about lavish weddings and debt, I had to laugh when I read this article in the paper today. I immediately thought of this board!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21903-2003Aug5.html

I guess when your business is worth $72 million, $500,000 for a party is no big deal (even though I can think of better things to spend the money on....)

Maureen

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 08-07-2003 - 1:05pm
Well, though I am not one to really like large weddings, I personally think that after 50 years with your spouse, anything goes.

One of the best *weddings* I have ever gone to was a vow renewal for friends of ours last year - 30 year anniversary. After knowing what kind of circumstances these two had lived through in their 30 years (and not really firsthand either because I am only 28, hah) - it seemed very special and appropriate as they are still head-over-heels in love with each other. It was the sweetest thing I've ever seen :)

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Thu, 08-07-2003 - 2:00pm
Totally OT, but does anyone else find it amusing that the sign-in area for this feels it necessary to give examples of what a year of birth or zip code should look like?? ;-)

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Registered: 07-21-2003
Thu, 08-07-2003 - 2:11pm
Nah, I guess they're not making any assumptions about anyone's competancy.

Anyway, about the party, I think if they've been married for 50 years and have the cash to throw a big blowout then good for them, let them celebrate. Heck, I wouldn't mind going to a party like that!

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Fri, 08-08-2003 - 11:02am
My MIL only has about $10,000,000 and they spent about $400 on their 60th anniversary party. Well they do tend to be a little cheap. She drives a 9 year old car. Seriously. Guess I get my cheapness honestly.
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Sun, 08-10-2003 - 2:56pm
We'll probably exceed the $400 for Mom and Dad's 50th, but only because it will encompass an entire weekend at Starved Rock State Park (it was our favorite and most common camping vacation destination when we were little kids, so Mom and Dad want to celebrate there) and most of us plan on renting cabins for our immediate families. But we're all covering our own costs on this and probably we kids will spring for the 50th anniversary dinner at the lodge. (We're also celebrating about 6 months early because Mom and Dad were married in December which is a less pleasant time to "camp.")
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Sun, 08-10-2003 - 11:16pm
Sounds like fun. Dec isn't the best time to camp here either.