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    Budget for wedding party

    Some guy coming over here on Hollydays few times a year, this for quite a few years now, succeeded in making the girlfriend pregnant...

    So he knows number 107 for 7 month allready, she is due to deliver june 20, picture of the ultrasound at hand...

    He just came back, was in EU for 3 month and they will marry.

    The buddhist way only, but he wants his son to be of french nationality as well and born in Thailand.

    She just announced the figures of the party to be generously sponsored by the guy who is quite tigth normally, here it goes:

    400 Guests ( he knows 10 may be if i join ! )
    Tables and chairs generously given by near by Wat
    4 pigs to be roasted
    Monks want 4 to 6 k, but 6 k or more is better


    Well, what to advise him ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    Well, what to advise him ?
    Run!

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    400 Guests ( he knows 10 may be if i join ! )
    That's 200K Baht in envelopes. What a lucky guy!

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    baht or euros?

    if the former sounds a good deal, if the later, feck thats western prices!

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    Sounds about right.
    My wife and I whipped a wedding party together in about four days, in Vientiene, Laos several years ago. One hundred fifty people showed up to the Asian Pavillion Hotel and their contributions in the big heart shaped drop box (custom there) paid for the food and non-alcohol drinks.
    Very cheap.

    In contrast, my daughter was married in Japan, 2006. The cost of renting her wedding dress for a few hours was more than my entire wedding.

    The big question for your friend will be booze. They'll drink as long as the taps are open. I advise him to set a monetary limit and when that's met, it's pay-as-you go.

    And go they will.

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    Party to held on 03.02.08

    But she already said no, party is

    02.02.08 and 03.02.08 and 04.02.08

    Pictures should follow by then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    the girlfriend pregnant
    Anybody know who the father is?

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    Hard telling without DNA, but I think the kid got to be born before that can happen, and if I was involved,,Happen it would..

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    400 Guests
    Tables and chairs generously given by near by Wat ( donation 3 to 5 k )
    4 pigs to be roasted ( 4.5 k x 4 )
    Monks want 4 to 6 k, but 6 k or more is better ( 5 k )

    Music and dancer + stage 10 k

    Invitation cards ( famous enveloppes just done ) few k


    He tries to downsize all but they cry to show off the wealth...

    Finally i think he will get out of it by less then 100k... He pulled the break on time...

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    100K for 400 people is not that much for a wedding.

    I will worry more at the monthly amount he'll have to give to the family, sick buffaloes etc in the future. Anyway, good luck to him.

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    Thumbs down

    Hi there i just did the deed in nong sang it cost me about K100 spot on ,only downside somebody nicked the envelops, which i said mother can have,
    they did not tell me till i reterned to south africa ,mo pen yang and have a nice day

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