(Closed) SYTTD sweet sixteen

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I had a bonfire with my friends in the back yard, and my gift was a canon rebel xti (film). No cars, no dresses, no djs, etc. 🙂 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Honestly, I’ve never known anyone who had a big Sweet 16 like they do on that MTV show.  Not when I was 16 and not now!  I did have a friend who had a Qunicenera (sp?), but nothing like those parties you see on TV.  I don’t even remember what I did for my 16th!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I ate a pieve of cake for my sweet 16. Hell, I never even got a party or anything for any birthday at ALL!!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

yeah, me too. i got some presents and went to the movies with my friends or something to that effect.

my parents would have never bought me a custom-made pnina tornai dress when i was 16 🙁 *pouts* spoiled brat. (jealousy)

Post # 8
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think I was backpacking on my 16th birthday.  Not even close to Pnina Tornai!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow I think I went out to dinner with my friends – but that dress is super adorable – I would have loved that when I was 16 – hell I would love to have that dress now!

Post # 11
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2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

omg that was insane.  I never even had a sweet 16 party.  They weren’t a big deal.  Maybe is just the part of country where I’m from?  I don’t know anyone who had one!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I never had a sweet 16 party at all…I was just getting more comfortable with the idea of girls spending $10K on a wedding gown, and now I am shocked all over again by this new development.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s not a sweet sixteen. It’s a quinceanera, it’s like a deb ball for Hispanic culture. It’s just as big of a deal as a wedding. I didn’t get one because my grandmother had recently passed but I got $1k, a shopping spree, and jewlery. My little sisters that are twins just had theirs last year and it was WAY more than my wedding will cost. Like 15k more

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Its not just a quinceanera, they also go all out for sweet sixteens too or debutant balls. I have had several friends who have had balls and yes they bought white wedding gowns. I have only had two friends who had a sweet sixteen party and they did go all out. They had nice dresses and a big entrance and a private place they rented out for the evening.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My 16th birthday was just like all the others I’d had growing up – my mom made my favorite dinner and cake and there were presents. No big hoopla. That show has never made any sense to me – all of the episodes I’ve seen have featured spoiled brats.

My daughter is 3 years away from “Sweet 16” – while we’ll certainly have a party for her there is no way I would ever allow anything even resembling that show.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think its a regional thing.  I had a sweet 16 in a catering hall with a DJ and favors and all that stuff, so did everyone I went to school with.  I literally went to about 20-30 sweet 16’s when I was in HS in NYC.  Then again, my dress was from Macys…not Kleinfelds! 

But my friends from different parts of the country thought that was totally weird, I guess its more of a east coast thing?

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