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Old 01-06-2018, 06:36 PM   #1876
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So, um... Looks like I'm getting married.
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:45 PM   #1877
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:27 AM   #1878
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Wow, congrats biggerboat and mrs. biggerboat!!

Have you guys set a date yet? With big families, maybe of those Vegas weddings could be fun?
Thanks. We really don't have the time or money to do anything big. GF just wants to be married. Our initial plan is for the two of us to just go down to the courthouse. Then, we'll have some sort of low key celebration here.

A lot of people won't be able to make it I'm sure. Mom definitely can't make the trip and a lot of my friends just wouldn't do it. So, we are going to set up a skype conference on the TV and let people come and go virtually. Might be kinda fun?


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Old 01-07-2018, 02:43 PM   #1879
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Thanks. We really don't have the time or money to do anything big. GF just wants to be married. Our initial plan is for the two of us to just go down to the courthouse. Then, we'll have some sort of low key celebration here.

A lot of people won't be able to make it I'm sure. Mom definitely can't make the trip and a lot of my friends just wouldn't do it. So, we are going to set up a skype conference on the TV and let people come and go virtually. Might be kinda fun?

People have different ideas of fun - guess my post was poorly-worded, but it did sound like you and your fiance would maybe prefer something low-key and intimate? So was wondering if maybe that might be tough to pull off if you both have big families, who may have wanted to attend?

Was wondering of those small Vegas chapels might be an option, if there's generally only room for the bride and groom, and like the Elvis minister in the chapel ... but it sounds like a courthouse would do the job in a much nicer way, with so much less velvet


My uncle got married at the city courthouse - it's the love that makes the moment, so the ceremony with be wonderful and memorable and special wherever it is


Congrats!
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:03 PM   #1880
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:47 PM   #1881
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People have different ideas of fun - guess my post was poorly-worded, but it did sound like you and your fiance would maybe prefer something low-key and intimate? So was wondering if maybe that might be tough to pull off if you both have big families, who may have wanted to attend?

Was wondering of those small Vegas chapels might be an option, if there's generally only room for the bride and groom, and like the Elvis minister in the chapel ... but it sounds like a courthouse would do the job in a much nicer way, with so much less velvet


My uncle got married at the city courthouse - it's the love that makes the moment, so the ceremony with be wonderful and memorable and special wherever it is


Congrats!
Yeah, lots of factors here. We just want to get it done so we settled on the courthouse. Plus, she doesn't have any vacation time she can take. We'll make up for it some time in the future.

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Old 01-10-2018, 03:14 PM   #1882
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I spent some time with the lawyer today.

We are going to set up a revocable trust. She called this particular one a Q-tip. I probably need to google.

The gist is, we will set up a trust with me being the trustee. I'll have to name the trust as the beneficiary of the assets. When I die the trust will basically own everything. Upon my death or incapacity the trust is for the benefit of my wife, but my sister and my soon-to-be wife will be co-trustees. If my sister should die, my niece becomes the co-trustee. When my wife dies, the estate will go to my niece.

There is a lot of stuff getting bundled into this. Power of attorney, will, etc. My wife will be power of attorney.

I don't think there is anything to force my niece to use the money for charitable purposes but I'm not too concerned with that right now. At some point in time, I"ll deal with that aspect. We'll talk to her about it and I'll go on the honor system for now. I just don't worry about this part.

Essentially, when I die, any money decisions must be a joint decision between my wife and sister. I don't worry about this either. Both are very reasonable and good people. They will do what is right.

I probably have some of the details wrong, but I think what this does is prevent any chance of my estate going where I don't want it to go. In theory at least. All of this is just peace of mind stuff.

I'll discuss this with GF tonight but we've talked at length about this in principle so I think this is a go.

Pretty damn expensive, though.
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:41 PM   #1883
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I've found myself spending quite a bit lately. New truck, boat, and now marriage related expenses. There is an almost zero chance I retire in March as planned.

That's fine, though. I feel like I'm setting things up for a good life/retirement.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:26 AM   #1884
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I can't imagine what people go through to plan a big wedding.

We are just going to the courthouse, then having a party/reception and even that seems like a lot to think about.

We settled on the rings. I'll be getting a simple titanium band. GF already bought it and it should be here in a couple of weeks. We looked at rings for her at several brick and mortar stores and she found one she liked. I did a little googling and talked to people and it seems that getting rings online is pretty popular so we browsed around a couple of the more reputable online dealers and ended up finding one she really liked. The site lets you pick any size stone so we spent a lot of time trying to nail that down. There is a lot to think about. Sure would be nice if they could get rid of a couple of the 4 Cs. It would make things easier. GF was all about cost. She didn't want to spend much at all. But, I wanted something nicer. After all, it is forever, right? We sort of compromised and I ordered it. Hers should also be here in a couple of weeks.

We also had to narrow down a party/reception date. There were 2 people (my sister and gf's daughter) that we definitely wanted here so we had to make sure they could make it. We are good to go on March 3. We'll already be married by then but this sort of finalizes things.
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Old Yesterday, 12:52 PM   #1885
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We went to the courthouse to apply for a marriage license. You have to do this at least 3 days before officially getting married. A cooling off period, I guess. They give you a pamphlet to read and offer you pre-marriage counseling. I skimmed the pamphlet and honestly I don't remember much about it - just 3 hours later. Something about "are you sure" or something. I dunno.

The actual paperwork was pretty simple. We gave them our drivers' licenses and that was about it. One page that we have to bring back when we get married.

We've planned a day to do the actual marriage. We've also arranged for a photographer to takes some "day of" pics. Then we'll have a nice dinner courtesy of her son.

I got all of the trust documents from the lawyer. Lots of stuff. Trust, durable power of attorney, will, etc. etc. GF is fine with everything. I have a few more questions but I'll be signing them soon.

The party plans are coming along. Since not everyone can be here in person, we are going to have a skype party. We'll set up skype on the big TV and set up a video group call. We did a test run and it works great. However, nobody seems to be interested in doing this. Not sure if this ends up being a good idea or not.

I told my Mom about the skype setup. She is 90 and it is impossible for her to fly here. However, instead of replying something like "that's great" she sent an email asking if I could set that up for HER birthday party. Not a peep about our celebration. Ugh.

We got my ring last night. Still waiting on her ring.
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Old Yesterday, 12:54 PM   #1886
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Boat news!

There is no boat news. Actually there is. I don't have a boat and it is killing me. The only consolation is the weather here has been miserable and I doubt we could have gone out much anyway. And, with the wedding we wouldn't have time even with good weather.

The boat is scheduled to be here the beginning of February. I have to get a custom top put on which will take another 2 weeks. AARRGGHH!!
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Old Yesterday, 12:56 PM   #1887
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Also, holy crap my wallet.

Rings
Lawyer
Boat

I can't remember ever spending this much money in this short of time.
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