Daddy's Home by Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein

Daddy's Home

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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hahahaha, CLUELESS!!!!!!!!!

  2. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, over 3 years ago

    Never knew that girls’ parents in USA were that desperate.

  3. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe he’s thinking a small in house wedding.

  4. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    My youngest boy and his lady were going to elope, but I knew they really wanted a wedding. I held it in my yard and it still cost me a few hundred. I worked out chair arrangement on the patio and figured a maximum of 70 armless chairs would fit with a center aisle so that was guest limit (with unlimited additional friends (and all the neighbors) invited for cake and open bar after ceremony and dinner. I rented the chairs and (7) tables of 10 + 2 for serving and a sm square one for the cake. Bought tons of flowers at commercial market (and an old frig in the basement to keep extra prep). Made tablecloths and swags for the arch of a whole bolt of flowered fabric and constructed centerpieces and favors. Roasted an oven full of pork tenderloins (roast pork recipe-yum) and had fresh fruit salad and other sides. Bought 2 cases of sparkling rose and a 1/2 keg of beer (and a whole table of other standard drink stuff). We played our own music on a good stereo out there and his brother and sis (who both had photog classes) did video and stills. I made the cake for 300 in stages, freezing layers until assembly. Basement rec room was very cool and final cake rested there (and flowers). I planned and rented everything myself alone (tables, chairs, ivory china plates and glass goblets both with gold rims and matching cutlery. I arranged brides bouquet, all centerpieces, corsages and boutonnieres the night before. It went well. Photo here shows couple with me and my friend (and Cuddles) in 1991.

  5. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, over 3 years ago

    On Facebook, Tony said the average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is $28,400.
    I would be starting the ‘eloping is so romantic’ talk at a very young age.

  6. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, over 3 years ago

    My wife and I were married in the pastor’s study; she hasn’t kicked me out yet, after 35 years. My son did it even cheaper, at a university arboretum.

  7. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, over 3 years ago

    My first wedding had the reception held in the church reception hall. There was no alcohol for reasons of belief. One of my guest expressed surprise in the fact that he enjoyed himself despite the lack of booze.

  8. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Back in 95’ it cost about 8k to get married in Hawaii. That covered air fare, the wedding and 2 weeks in 5 star accommodations on 2 different islands. I wouldn’t trade that trip for a single day/night wedding, for nothing in the world. It sure beat spending that much to watch uncle….insert name here….getting trashed and trying to dirty dance the DJ. That poor DJ.

  9. Paula

    Paula GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    You’re a multi-talented lady and I’m in awe of all you accomplished by yourself. I’d need a staff of 6 to do all of that. A cake for 300 too? Bravo, you’re a magician as well.

  10. Tony Rubino

    Tony Rubino GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago



  11. Tony Rubino

    Tony Rubino GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Did you know that the average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is now $28,400? (via CNNMoney)

  12. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Tony Rubino

    Yeah, gosh, what ever happened to a simple reception after the ceremony right in the church or a home with cake and punch? Not that that’s what we did with our kids………sigh………… ;)

  13. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago

    Landlord got married, I was invited. The reception favors were three-inch tall candles from the dollar store (your choice of a parrot or a toucan), and the food was unsweeetened iced tea and cookies from the round blue bin with the old-fashioned Main Street laminated on the lid. One bin for twenty people. And I bought them two place settings. They were divorced about a year later.

  14. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    My dad told each of my sisters, “I’ll pay for your wedding up to and including the white-painted ladder for your elopement.”

  15. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Well, my father-in-law paid for his second daughter’s first wedding — but apparently, fearing a repeat of what happened to her marriage (and subsequent relationships: She’s on her third husband), he didn’t cough up a penny when his first daughter married me — some 15 or so years later, when it was her, and our, first marriage.

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