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My friend is a hairdresser, one of her regulars was holding her wedding at a very well known theme park in the UK, she was contacted by the theme park to ask her to cancel her wedding and as a sweetner they offered her £20, 000, she refused. They rang back and offered her £50,000 again she refused, so they offered her £100,000 again she refused. The theme park told her that they had somebody who wanted to hire the entire park on the date of her wedding for their childs birthday, so she said ok IF they were to pay off my £250,000 mortgage and cover the costs of re-arranging my wedding then I will cancel. The person agreed.



My question to you is would you have cancelled YOUR wedding and what would you have requested?



I think at £100,000 they would have had me and I would have re-arranged, that would cover my mortgage and give me some money towards my wedding costs, although I think I would have wanted to be allowed to go to the party that was getting me to move my wedding and meet the family that wanted it moved (who are brilliant).



EDIT to change wrong word (£250,000 mortgage not wedding) oops :-)

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C. - posted on 09/13/2010

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Tah, I got married at the JOP and I still wouldn't take it. All the hassle of planning and inviting.. All to be rescheduled so some little brat could take over the park on MY day? Nope.

And yes, I said some little brat b/c a kid whose parents spend ALL THAT money for their birthday, is definitely spoiled.

C. - posted on 09/13/2010

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Actually, I think it's 30,792 USD. At least that's what the converter Google came up with said :)

Tracey - posted on 09/13/2010

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Teresa I think there are about 1.5 dollars to the english pound so the #20,000 would be about $30,000

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20,000 pounds!? That's NZ$60,000. I totally would have taken that, considering we only spent like $6000 on our wedding (and that was mostly alcohol and food lol). I would have been annoyed if I had known I could have gotten more but I'm not good at haggling.
250,000 pounds is NZ$750,000! Wow....

Amanda - posted on 09/16/2010

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The only thing that I would have canceled my wedding for would have been a family emergency or a death in the family.

Joann - posted on 09/15/2010

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wow yeah all i can say is shes one lucky woman.and i would have done it for 100,0000 too

Sara - posted on 09/14/2010

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I definitely would've changed my wedding plans around for that money!!! Would be so worth it. probably getting the wedding of her dreams for no/

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YES, I've seen the leaflets for it when I've stopped in Newquay and The Lizard :-) It's kind of piratey isn't it?

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The way I look at it is if you can afford to spend a lot of money then why not? It does not make your child a spoilt brat, what makes your child a spoilt brat is the way in which they behave!

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$30,000ish? Oh yeah, I'd move my wedding for that. My dad gave us $1,000 for the cost of our wedding... we probably spent half of it on wedding stuff and the rest on bills. ;)

Jenny - posted on 09/13/2010

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Me too Jo. It's completely disgusting.



However, if that was offered to me I would not turn it down. I could live a completely different life if my house was paid off, our mortgage is outrageous. I'd use the wedding fund to hold a pig roast with live music for my friends and family and skip the wedding part though. Throw the rest into a travel fund to really get out there and experience the world with my family. First year - Australia. Second year - Costa Rica.

Amie - posted on 09/13/2010

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ooh ok. I was thinking just the cost of the actual wedding but that makes sense. lol Could budget that in. I'd do it for the final terms then too.

?? - posted on 09/13/2010

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It really disgusts me that people throw around that amount of money like it's nothing when there are people starving to death and our planet is on the verge of making the human species extinct :(

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But Amie, it would be $250,000 to cover the mortgage PLUS whatever the cost of rescheduling the wedding. So all the changes in travel plans, etc. would be covered by the birthday party people.

Amie - posted on 09/13/2010

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This would severely depend on who close to the wedding they were making the offers. 6 months +? Sure no problem. I would have caved at the 100,000 mark if I had that much time.

If it was any closer though, then no amount of money would have me changing the wedding date. Sorry but my family and friends have taken the time to book off work, arrange travel and expenses. I'm not going to fuck them around just because I have a chance to make money off my wedding. Especially if it's a close notice then they will have to pay to cancel travel plans, hotel stays, etc. Which I would feel obligated to pay because it was our fault for canceling and changing the venue. So there goes the money anyway.

Krista - posted on 09/13/2010

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Hell, if I DIDN'T postpone the wedding for that kind of money, I think the wedding would be off anyway, because my husband would have dumped me for turning down the chance to be completely debt-free.

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Jessica the park was not being closed for the wedding but her having the wedding interfered with the park being used exclusively for the celebrity (oh and I have no doubt that the people could afford to cover the loss of revenue plus some).

Tah - posted on 09/13/2010

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i would have canceled it everyday and twice on sunday for my mortgage and the cost of a wedding...umm yeah,,but maybe im biased since i got married at the jop for 30 bucks in a blazer, jeans and snow boots....

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I've heard of people just renting a section of a park for a wedding. So the whole park wouldn't have to shut down for the wedding. Still expensive, but not a million dollars expensive.

I had a church wedding and reception hall reception (boring, I know, but it was lovely). But if someone wanted both venues on the day of my wedding, I wouldn't take the $20,000. As Cathy said, that would cover the cost of my wedding, plus re-planning, but I would be getting nothing for the hassle (actually I would, because the dress, flowers, cake, etc. would not need to be re-planned). I probably would have taken the$ 50,000 though. That would have paid for the original wedding, the re-planned wedding, the honeymoon, and for both me and my husband to finish our degrees.

Jessica - posted on 09/13/2010

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I can't imagine the well known theme parks here (I live in th UK) closing the whole site for a day for a wedding or birthday. They would lose too much money. For e.g. Alton Towers has a capacity of over 10,000. With each person paying roughly £50 each to get in. That's over £500,000 a day. Then the takings from stalls and restaurants and all other attractions. Unless this person was spending nearly a million, if not more, on her wedding I don't see this as being plausible.

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Good point Sara!

Emma, I know but horses for courses aye everybody is different, personally I loved my church wedding :-)

I don't think they was inviting loads of people they just don't want the hassle because they are soooooo famous and would not get to do anything if the public were there too.

Yeah I googled it £20,000 would be just over $33,000 Teresa.

Tara - posted on 09/13/2010

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I would have agreed to the final terms. That kind of money would see me having my wedding in a tropical location with all my friends and family present.
Screw the roller coasters, give me white sand and drinks served in coconuts!!!
:)Tara

C. - posted on 09/12/2010

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No way! Sorry, if I had a date already set and invitations out and everything, the other party would have to reschedule.

I don't understand how someone could pay THAT much for a kid's birthday party!!! Spoiled little brats, is what I say.

Lindsay - posted on 09/12/2010

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Don't feel bad, Kati! I was feeling the same way...just didn't want to look too easy! ;-p

Rosie - posted on 09/12/2010

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i'm such a turd i probably would've done it for 20,000. how lucky are they???

Stifler's - posted on 09/12/2010

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Why would you have your wedding at a theme park is my question lol and why does the kids party need the entire park? How many people are invited? WTF.

Lindsay - posted on 09/12/2010

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For that kind of money? Hell yeah I would have given up the location...But wow, I can't imagine the theme park being worth that amount to have a party there on any particular day. If I were doing the kids birthday party there (which obviously would never happen), I would just rent the park the following day or weekend and keep my $250 K!

Stifler's - posted on 09/12/2010

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I would have refused just to be a jerk. It's her wedding, she's invited people and got time off work etc. Who gives a fuck about someone's kid's birthday?!?! First in, best dressed.

ME - posted on 09/12/2010

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I would have done it for the final terms...I used to think that I wouldn't compromise myself for any amount of money...but that was before I spent 10 years in College; that amount would cover my loans...and make a nice down payment on my kids' educations...

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Jodi as far as I can see the children in question are not 'spoilt brats' although obviously I do not know them personally so can only comment from media coverage. They do appear very polite and courteous children though :-)

Tracey - posted on 09/12/2010

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Who the heck pays #250,000 for a wedding, I got married, had a blessing and 2 receptions (parents divorced couldn't go on same day so did whole thing twice) for #2000.
On principle, if I had booked the park first I would expect them to cover all my costs before I cancelled.

Jodi - posted on 09/12/2010

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"That kind of money is pennies to them, they have serious amounts of cash it is like us spending less than £100 on our kids party."

I imagine that would be the case, but honestly, I can think of so many causes to which to give that sort of money that are much better causes than a spoiled brat :) Not the topic I know, but the mind just boggles......

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That kind of money is pennies to them, they have serious amounts of cash it is like us spending less than £100 on our kids party.

JuLeah - posted on 09/12/2010

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What a wedding gift!! I could do a lot with that money. So many in my family are struggling right now.

I googled it and came up with $447,375.25 - I could live on that for a time :)

Jodi - posted on 09/12/2010

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I probably would have done it for the 100K too, but only if they could offer me another date within a reasonable timeframe. It also depends on how far in advance they made the request.

Seriously, that much for a kid's birthday party? Geez.....

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