Royal Wedding!!!

Did/Will you watch the Royal Wedding?

  • Yes- I love Royalty!

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Yes- I love weddings

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes- Everyone else was watching it

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes- Nothing else to do

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No- I hate the Royals

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • No- i don't like weddings

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • No- It's overhyped, I hate overhyped things

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • No- SOOOO Boring!

    Votes: 6 42.9%

  • Total voters
    14

NZ_Forever

One of the "original PvP terrorisers"
Thoughts, comment etc on the Royal wedding plz. Did you/will you watch it? Do you care??? Vote!!!
 

FrothingLuck

Most Disliked Since 2015!
Because I want to watch 2 rich people with insane amounts money that I have no emotional connection to get married. /sarcasm
 

oliverw92

Retired Administrator
Actually they don't have insane amounts of money compared to monarchs in other countries. The entire Royal Family gets £40 million a year for everything they do. Yes thats a lot, but they generate way more than that for the British Economy. They make around £200 million pounds a year, take off that £40 and the rest goes into the country.
 

PD400

Sentient Toaster
Because I want to watch 2 rich people with insane amounts money that I have no emotional connection to get married. /sarcasm
Especially when all the money being spent on it could be used for something important. Like crocheting the worlds largest quilt. Or...I dunno....sending more relief to Japan? Or maybe some radiation clean up?

Good to see everyone has their priorities.:thumbsup:
 

FrothingLuck

Most Disliked Since 2015!
Actually they don't have insane amounts of money compared to monarchs in other countries. The entire Royal Family gets £40 million a year for everything they do. Yes thats a lot, but they generate way more than that for the British Economy. They make around £200 million pounds a year, take off that £40 and the rest goes into the country.
I spoke of ignorance. I had no idea. Still too much money though. That money should go directly to this server.
 

oliverw92

Retired Administrator
Especially when all the money being spent on it could be used for something important. Like crocheting the worlds largest quilt. Or...I dunno....sending more relief to Japan? Or maybe some radiation clean up?

Good to see everyone has their priorities.:thumbsup:
The money for the wedding comes out of the royal families own money. It doesn't cost the country anything.
 

eaglestallon

Server Administrator
Staff member
then PD, I hope you never get married because all weddings, if done the traditional way, cost a good bit of money.
You have the food (usually catered), the photographer(professional), the venue you choose to have wedding at average church costs oh 20,000 (this usually covers the custodians, a sound tech, and everyone that helps.)

So yes weddings cost money. But! I wouldn't call them a waste of money, think about it. You get to have all your friends there in one room witnessing you pledging your life (heart and soul) to the one you want to be with forever (hopefully, if not then you should have gone to pre-marital counseling)

I'll stop now I'm rambling.
 

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
Lol, we spent about $3,000 on our wedding. Including a professional photographer, church rental, cake, food, etc. We did a lot of the work ourselves to save money.

It's certainly not a waste of money to spend on your wedding, but we just didn't HAVE very much to spend, so we had to find ways to do it cheaply! We were both unemployed at the time too, which didn't help. :p
 

PD400

Sentient Toaster
then PD, I hope you never get married because all weddings, if done the traditional way, cost a good bit of money.
You have the food (usually catered), the photographer(professional), the venue you choose to have wedding at average church costs oh 20,000 (this usually covers the custodians, a sound tech, and everyone that helps.)

So yes weddings cost money. But! I wouldn't call them a waste of money, think about it. You get to have all your friends there in one room witnessing you pledging your life (heart and soul) to the one you want to be with forever (hopefully, if not then you should have gone to pre-marital counseling)

I'll stop now I'm rambling.
Oh nonononono, I wasn't saying weddings were a waste of money. I was saying that the Royal Wedding was a huge waste of money. :sneaky:
 

NZ_Forever

One of the "original PvP terrorisers"
But in your opinon PD, what seperates a Royal Wedding from a normal wedding? (apart from people from the Aristocracy getting married)
 

silverzone2

Slightly Different
my teacher shook hands with the prince when he visited the east coast of canada. it was cool announcment
 

PD400

Sentient Toaster
But in your opinon PD, what seperates a Royal Wedding from a normal wedding? (apart from people from the Aristocracy getting married)
The exorbirant, over the top amounts of money spent on it. Kate Middleton doesn't exactly strike me as vain, and I'm surprised to see she let William spend so much on the Wedding.
 

coffeejunky

Server Moderator
Especially when all the money being spent on it could be used for something important. Like crocheting the worlds largest quilt. Or...I dunno....sending more relief to Japan? Or maybe some radiation clean up?

Good to see everyone has their priorities.:thumbsup:
Just a thought, US Presidential elections cost around $1 billion USD. Now I know that is maybe a more important occasion nationally than this, but that is alot of money when you consider election budgets for other countries.

As a country the British tend to like our Monarchy, they generally give much more than they take (unlike they did in the past), the amount of work they do for charities is significant.

Catherine and William said themselves that they would have preferred a quiet wedding, but being a future heir to the throne means that just isn't possible.

As it was, for a Royal wedding, it was quite understated. Furthermore, being a country in recession, the extra buying of flags and travel, and tourism, and purchasing of the BBC feed, should be a handy boost to our economy. Plus it gives us a very rare chance to be patriotic without being accused of being a racist.
 

FrothingLuck

Most Disliked Since 2015!
Coffee, your logic never ceases to amaze me. I'm not being sarcastic honestly. I never thought about it like that before.
 

PD400

Sentient Toaster
Just a thought, US Presidential elections cost around $1 billion USD. Now I know that is maybe a more important occasion nationally than this, but that is alot of money when you consider election budgets for other countries.

As a country the British tend to like our Monarchy, they generally give much more than they take (unlike they did in the past), the amount of work they do for charities is significant.

Catherine and William said themselves that they would have preferred a quiet wedding, but being a future heir to the throne means that just isn't possible.

As it was, for a Royal wedding, it was quite understated. Furthermore, being a country in recession, the extra buying of flags and travel, and tourism, and purchasing of the BBC feed, should be a handy boost to our economy. Plus it gives us a very rare chance to be patriotic without being accused of being a racist.
Excellent counter-point.
 

NZ_Forever

One of the "original PvP terrorisers"
The US owes money?!?!? I thought everyone owed the US money!!!! Is the world economy just a cycle of debt? Countries borrow from US ---> US borrows from China -----> China borrows from countries. :o.0:
 
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