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Old 04-16-2019, 10:31 AM   #876
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

I know my friend who recently got married spent like 40k for a similar sized wedding. This was in southern Ohio so I'm going to assume things are a lot cheaper there ha. Congrats on the IVF/wedding!
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:55 PM   #877
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Nice update good to see some positivity
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:49 AM   #878
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Meh it's def a lot of money and for practical purposes prob not the best use of the money obv, but ultimately it's you and hers money to spend on whatever you want. Weddings are very important to some and there's nothing wrong with that as long as you can afford it. Just make sure to save some money for a fun honeymoon too!
Well put. And definitely agreed as not best use of money for practical purposes. It's v important to the future wife, and I def am cool with celebrating with all my friends and family.

Is it worth 65k? Probably not, but hey life is short!

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Nice update man, happy to hear you have crushed the year so far. Keep up the good work with everything!
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I spent 25k on wedding on 25k on honeymoon and I thought I had spent way too much money, you're a sicko lol
25k on a honeymoon is sickkk... Funny enough, honeymoon is where I'm trying to splurge. We are still looking at some place like St. Lucia/DR/ Jamaica.

I'd love to go to Europe but she is deathly afraid of planes. Where did you end up going?

I didn't expect that many people to think 65k was that much tbh lol

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Surely if you have the money there isn't really a max you can spend? Spending whatever puts the biggest smile on your new wife's face for the longest seems best imo.

Congrats on the poker success but more importantly good to hear the IVF is working out!
Yep this is exactly it. Could have technically paid for more but have a down payment coming and that's really what I'm focused on as far as finances.

If I can get all of that covered and still be well rolled for midstakes by the end of the year I will be a happy camper.



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I know my friend who recently got married spent like 40k for a similar sized wedding. This was in southern Ohio so I'm going to assume things are a lot cheaper there ha. Congrats on the IVF/wedding!
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Nice update good to see some positivity
Thanks man! Is it always gloomy?



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Old 04-17-2019, 01:45 AM   #879
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Re: Transition from a Struggling Pro to A High Stakes Endboss

typical weddings what I have witnessed here in Finland have cost somewhere between 8-15k EUR so yeah, 65k$ sounds like a lot
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:56 AM   #880
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I too am in awe at how expensive the wedding is, but to each their own ofc

Somehow I've never posted in here, long time reader though ofc....gl out there <3
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:02 AM   #881
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65k$ on wedding gives me the shivers.

Enjoy though, glad to hear you are doing well mate!
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:48 AM   #882
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Fun table last night on 500NL. Ran horribly, but you played well as always. GL on the grind
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:52 AM   #883
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25k on a honeymoon is sickkk... Funny enough, honeymoon is where I'm trying to splurge. We are still looking at some place like St. Lucia/DR/ Jamaica.

I'd love to go to Europe but she is deathly afraid of planes. Where did you end up going?
We went to Bora Bora, my wife had dreamed of going there for a long time, it was pretty amazing but I still think it was too expensive haha

I also dreaded the 20 minutes boat ride from the airport to the hotel, my motion sickness kicks in really fast
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:18 AM   #884
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typical weddings what I have witnessed here in Finland have cost somewhere between 8-15k EUR so yeah, 65k$ sounds like a lot
Clearly I was naive in thinking 65k wasn't too bad I have gone to some 100k ones though so perhaps I'm biased

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I too am in awe at how expensive the wedding is, but to each their own ofc

Somehow I've never posted in here, long time reader though ofc....gl out there <3
Now I'm curious avg cost of weddings in Mexico haha.

Thanks so much I do the same with your blog, forever lurker

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65k$ on wedding gives me the shivers.

Enjoy though, glad to hear you are doing well mate!
Yeah I hear you man, I guess after rakeback (gifts) of 250 people it won't be too bad though.

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We went to Bora Bora, my wife had dreamed of going there for a long time, it was pretty amazing but I still think it was too expensive haha

I also dreaded the 20 minutes boat ride from the airport to the hotel, my motion sickness kicks in really fast
That's definitely on our list, yeah I'm ok with travel but any air or water travel is tough for the wife to be.

I'd love to go to Maldives or somewhere in Europe but the distance is tough
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:18 AM   #885
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put me and mixgrill on the same table please. we are gonna play some .01/.02 hu during the ceremony if u don't mind.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:46 AM   #886
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yeah personally I don't know if it'd help your fiance but when I have a flight I don't eat, just water fast until I get to my destination, makes it much easier to deal with any sort of nausea, also air is much easier for me than water, boats are the nut worse
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:39 PM   #887
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I don't get why spend so much on one day really, It could be put to such better use :/
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:09 PM   #888
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in the end its just money, not that big of a deal
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:02 PM   #889
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I don't get why spend so much on one day really, It could be put to such better use :/
This is a preference thing though. For example, right now I can't imagine spending a lot of money on a big wedding. But I'm single. If having a big fancy wedding to look back on will make you extremely happy, and your wife-to-be extremely happy, and your family extremely happy, there might not actually be "better" things to use the money on. The money you spend on that wedding might truly be worth it.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:00 PM   #890
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I don't get why spend so much on one day really, It could be put to such better use :/
how about you keep your **** opinion to yourself and let other people decide what a good use is for their own money
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:38 PM   #891
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how about you keep your **** opinion to yourself and let other people decide what a good use is for their own money
No. Is bananasplit money. He earn it so let him say what the f***k he want to do and spend with his own mon....
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:22 PM   #892
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Barring divorce or some terrible misfortune, I doubt anyone ever regret spending too much money on their wedding.

Flowers were only about 2% of our budget though This thread is gonna need a lot of photos of these flowers to judge if they were worth it!
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:21 AM   #893
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Divorce or terrible misfortune are not uncommon at all but that wasn't even my point.
Some replies made me reevaluate and maybe that's a not as an insane thing to do as I thought, but at the time I was thinking of how many trips/nights out/purchases you could have made with this money.
And stfu mrno, are you his little dog to bark when I have the right to question this on a public forum ?
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:14 AM   #894
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Do you need a priest?

15k$ for my services if you want. Ill even let you guys says your own vows. As you're a fellow poker player, my flights will be included in the 15k$. Look forward to you punting on my servives. Itll be a great wedding.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:15 AM   #895
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Oh also 7.5k$ if you want me to be a flowergirl.
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:26 PM   #896
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put me and mixgrill on the same table please. we are gonna play some .01/.02 hu during the ceremony if u don't mind.
I had to promise filet mignon on the menu to bribe him to come but I will do my best

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yeah personally I don't know if it'd help your fiance but when I have a flight I don't eat, just water fast until I get to my destination, makes it much easier to deal with any sort of nausea, also air is much easier for me than water, boats are the nut worse
She does get nausea occasionally (probably as a result of her anxiety) so I will pass this on, she usually just sticks with the xanax

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I don't get why spend so much on one day really, It could be put to such better use :/
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This is a preference thing though. For example, right now I can't imagine spending a lot of money on a big wedding. But I'm single. If having a big fancy wedding to look back on will make you extremely happy, and your wife-to-be extremely happy, and your family extremely happy, there might not actually be "better" things to use the money on. The money you spend on that wedding might truly be worth it.
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Divorce or terrible misfortune are not uncommon at all but that wasn't even my point.
Some replies made me reevaluate and maybe that's a not as an insane thing to do as I thought, but at the time I was thinking of how many trips/nights out/purchases you could have made with this money.
And stfu mrno, are you his little dog to bark when I have the right to question this on a public forum ?
Not to pile on you, but 'putting it to better use' seems like a silly statement. Having a really nice wedding with all my friends and family is something I look forward to and it makes the wife to be very happy.

The price of the whole thing doesn't give me any agitation or regret and money is really not the end all be all for me. Seems odd from a poker player but Im much more motivated by the freedom it gives me.

Anyway, I disagree with you but yeah certainly welcome to post whatever opinion you want as long as it's not trolly.

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Barring divorce or some terrible misfortune, I doubt anyone ever regret spending too much money on their wedding.

Flowers were only about 2% of our budget though This thread is gonna need a lot of photos of these flowers to judge if they were worth it!
Funny enough, we got the flower budget down to $6,500. We looked at the quote the florist gave us and saw they gave us a line of columns up the ceremony for around $580.

We decided I'm not Julias Caesar and that they looked a bit douchey so we nixed them.

Can promise flowers and wedding pics for the thread.

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Do you need a priest?

15k$ for my services if you want. Ill even let you guys says your own vows. As you're a fellow poker player, my flights will be included in the 15k$. Look forward to you punting on my servives. Itll be a great wedding.
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Oh also 7.5k$ if you want me to be a flowergirl.
You drive a hard bargain but I think I'll pass.


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Old 04-20-2019, 08:14 PM   #897
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You are going to have kids soon. It would be way more intelligent to spend 20k on the wedding and put 40k to all of the things you will need for that... or towards the down payment of a house. Based on things you said itt you seem far from flush. You need to get your wife in line and set some ground rules. If it takes a 65k wedding and flowers to make her happy, you have problems. Also I doubt your friends care about your wedding, they would be happy just going to the bar and celebrating. Poker is a rough road dude and people have given you good advice. You say you play for freedom but have literally no idea the game can make you a slave. Mounting bills, mortgage, kids, and soon you cant leave poker, you have to play... that's not freedom.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:51 PM   #898
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So you are personally paying $65k outta pocket for your wedding, or no? If yes, what percentage of your net worth is that?


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Old 04-21-2019, 12:27 AM   #899
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You are going to have kids soon. It would be way more intelligent to spend 20k on the wedding and put 40k to all of the things you will need for that... or towards the down payment of a house. Based on things you said itt you seem far from flush. You need to get your wife in line and set some ground rules. If it takes a 65k wedding and flowers to make her happy, you have problems. Also I doubt your friends care about your wedding, they would be happy just going to the bar and celebrating. Poker is a rough road dude and people have given you good advice. You say you play for freedom but have literally no idea the game can make you a slave. Mounting bills, mortgage, kids, and soon you cant leave poker, you have to play... that's not freedom.
1.) I'm not having kids soon, just going through the IVF process.

2.) People told me it would be way more intelligent not to get into poker either and stay at my day job either. I will be able to have the wedding and pay for all the things we need and then some.

3.) We decided to set the budget at 65k. We want to have a wedding with all our friends and family. Your comment about a 65k wedding and flowers to make her happy is kinda douchey and condescending. What kind of husband wouldn't want to make their wife happy?

4.)I've been a professional for 4 years and have literally had to grind ass to pay rent before so I get the slave part. I mean I still enjoy playing a lot and can play when I want, set my own hours. Poker gives me a ton of flexibility. That's not true for every player, but for me it is.

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65k budget for the wedding on things we spend money on. Engagement party and Rehearsal dinner are for the parents. My gf has a nice paying job as well. I expect to pay about 15-20k after all is said and done.

Not gonna say my net worth on here, I'm obviously not rich, but it's not an exorbitant amount of my networth. Probably best described as a small dent.
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:56 AM   #900
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Probably best described as a small dent.
holy **** you are rich dude

i need to go study or some **** instead of playin divinity 2 ffs
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