- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
We were discussing wedding budget with FI’s parents this past weekend. They have offered a number of times to help financially and FI keeps shrugging it off. He did ask if they’d like to do the rehearsal dinner, which they said they would; but they would also like to help more. This past weekend they said they’d like to pay for hotel rooms for his side of the bridal party – which is a very generous and much appreciated offer and something we would have loved to do but just didn’t fit into our budget. So we agreed that that would be wonderful.
He has 5 adults on his side and his parents have offered to pay for a hotel for 2 nights for each of them – this will add up quickly so we don’t want to ask any more of them! I have one attendant on my side who will need a hotel room, so I’ve decided that I’d cover hers such that everyone is getting the same level of treatment here.
However, we’re unsure of when his side might plan a bachelor party for him? The wedding is on a saturday morning and the rehearsal dinner will be friday afternoon. I’m thinking of doing something like a manicure thing for the girls (4 of his attendents are women) on both sides on friday morning. The only time that weekend that they could do a bachelor party would be thursday night. If some of his attendants wind up staying for 3 nights, how might we address the money issue? Should my FI and I pay the extra for the 3rd night or should we let the couple know that we’ll just be covering 2 nights and let them decide what to do for the 3rd?