General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Genes Extras

Genes Reunited subscription bonuses

As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.

Take me to Genes Extras

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

AM I ON MY OWN ON THIS ONE ?

Page 0 + 1 of 3

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Kay????

Kay???? Report 13 Jun 2008 18:41

No never bought a celb mag ,dont even buy a newspaper,,,!

But some of our mother,and probally mothers on here are dunfounded at what some spend on an ordinary wedding, today with lots of extras,,5 grand can just about get a very good wedding,,,,more you can have something spendid,,,20 grand can give you a wedding talk of the neighbourhood,,,,,,more can give you one talk of the town,,,,,,,,,and even more you can be talk of the world,,

How much was spent on the pomp of many Royal weddings,,,,plenty of poverty about then,,when they could have gone down the registry office,,,,,

To most of us who dont live in grand style,,,,its outlandish beyond belief that a wedding bill can run into millions,on what,,??but hopfully some of the good donation and charity work many behind the scenes arent forgotten,,,,,,

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 13 Jun 2008 18:37

Hiya Jean.......I do agree Jean ...maybe I am old fashioned but not to flit money away.....they wont pay for it the money they will make from the pics...will pay fo rit...

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 13 Jun 2008 18:33

Good luck to the happy couple and may they have a long married life!...........one thing they couldn't buy however was good weather! they married in Italy and it rained........so they should have stayed in Manchester lol ;O)

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 13 Jun 2008 18:17

why shouldn't she have 3 dresses.....i had two on my wedding day.....one i got married in and one for the evening "do".

I agree that there is too much coverage of it but is there anyone on this thread that has never bought a celebrity mag.....i know i have.

Karen x

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 13 Jun 2008 18:00

Interesting debate but I think that most of us live to our means....when I was a high earning manager we holidayed in Hawaii and Dubai, last year out of work and cash was tight so it was a couple of days away in the staffordshire moorlands, this year back in regular well paid work and its a couple of UK holidays, next year hopefully we will be financially stable enough to go overseas. Just happens that Rooney is an extremely well paid footballer and at the end of the day its his cash to spend how he wants

Alko

Alko Report 13 Jun 2008 17:57

If we were all footballers would we critisise. I dont care what they do, its makes no difference to my life. Too many other things to worry about.

Jac

Jac Report 13 Jun 2008 17:49

Sorry for some reason it posted twice, so I have deleted one.

Jac

Jac

Jac Report 13 Jun 2008 17:42

Am I alone then in thinking that two young people, in love and wanting to get hitched should have the wedding of their dreams?

OK - their dreams aint exactly the same as mine but if it's their dream and they can afford it, why criticise them?

It's highly unlikely that they would have donated an equivalent amount to any charity and sloped off to Gretna Green is it? the wedding and all the claptrap surrounding comes with the territory of celebrity-ism (?)


If they are still together when they are 60+, and Wayne and Mrs Wayne are only drawing a state pension cos they frittered away their loot when they were younger, well..................I'd say.no good crying to me laddy.................you should have saved yer dosh when you had it!

On a similar theme, do you think Fern should have not had a gastic belt fitted, but merely tightened her knicker elastic, and donated the surgeon's fee to charity?

Jac

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 13 Jun 2008 17:21

what I object to with footballers as opposed to rugby players is that when they score a goal they all congratulate each other and run towards their supporters arms outstretched with a "look how clever I am" attitude when that is exactly what they are supposed to do and what they are getting extraordinarlily well paid to do. Supporters appear to be ripped of by the price of merchandise, and in particular young lads who look up to them as heroes and they want the strip. Poor parents therefore foot the bill to pay for the strip. All this money and a small team like Gretna Green went to the wall through lack of funds - how nice if one of the big clubs had given them a helping hand - where's the sportsmanship there? Rugby players score and carry on with the game and they are not paid anything like footballers. It's only kicking a ball around a pitch when all's said and done. Rant over

Carole

Carole Report 13 Jun 2008 17:12

football was the working mans sport, somewhere to go and let off steam after a hard weeks work. Now the working man can hardly afford to go see a game. And the overpaid footballers rub our noses in it by spending vast amounts of money on over priced weddings cars and homes. There are more improtant jobs where people do not earn those sums of money.

PinkDiana

PinkDiana Report 13 Jun 2008 16:58

Its horribly obscene........ they could have done so much good with that money.... and why did she need 3 dresses for the day????

Sad!!

CMD

CMD Report 13 Jun 2008 16:55

I too think its a large amount of money,
I would imagine they have had a fair amount of 'freebies' too.
Its a large amount of money for the Italian economy instead of ours,
However, I know they do a fair bit for charity, so I would imagine they have given a bit there too.
Also I have met Wayne, a few times, in my job, and I know he has always been very polite, giving autographs, and photos, even though I have witnessed the public being rude to him,
I dont think letting slip how much their wedding has cost, has done them any favours, ( if the figures are to be believed)
cmdx
Its their money though....

Patchwork Dragon

Patchwork Dragon Report 13 Jun 2008 16:38

What I object to as well as the amount being spent, that's up to them if they want to show off, is that fact that we have to have it shoved in our faces morning noon and night by the media! Every little thing is deemed reportable. So what if she changed her knickers 3 times!

I DON'T CARE!!.....sorry to shout!



(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 13 Jun 2008 15:33

at the risk of getting shot down.............why does it bother so many people......its their money...shouldn't they be allowed to spend it how they want.
the cost of their wedding is relative to their earnings....

Karen x

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 13 Jun 2008 15:23

makes my blood boil....stupidity...selfish...ridiculous...private jets for all family!
I got married in Santorini...and the cost of wedding..cake..ceremony..pics..flowers..bouquet..came to a mere £1400...(..£600..for meals and wine in taverna..for family friends)
Dress from monsoon!
I cant not stand Footballers..and wags!

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 13 Jun 2008 15:11

i hid at work...lol.

Heard on the radio that Coleen spent 1/25 of her earnings on her dress....the same as an "average" bride.

surely your wedding day should be what you want it to be...wether thats going down the Registry Office in a pair of jeans(i know someone that did) or having the most extravagent wedding you can afford......


Karen x

Kay B

Kay B Report 13 Jun 2008 12:31

Viv, Karen, i'm with you girls. Work hard!!!! yes they run a lot more than i ever could but they r doing what they love!! It's a paid hobby to them. I work hard and get paid pittance which is why my wedding had 15 people and a meal in a pub!!!

There really is no need for such extravagance but hell it is their money! Giving donations to charity is nice, but what would u buy them anyway....??????

**Runs off with hands firmly on head cowering** Where did they hide

JustJean

JustJean Report 13 Jun 2008 12:26

I too think its obscene, and also think footballers are grossly overpaid ,but they are hardly likely to say no thanks are they, I am sure many of us would be delighted at the offer of more money if we are honest.
its what they or we do with it,i believe a lot of well- knowns do donate to charities.

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 13 Jun 2008 12:18

MY NEICE MARRIED 4 YEARS AGO COST £25,000

DIVORCED AN REMARRIED

BUT £25,000

Glenys the Menace!

Glenys the Menace! Report 13 Jun 2008 12:13


I wonder if Colleen ever has the fun and anticipation of saving up for something, rather than the money already being accessible? (And no, I'm not talking about the wedding this time!)
:-))