Advice about parents?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3637 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@renwoman:  Keep planning the wedding on your current budget, assuming that you are paying for it. 

Thank you parents very much for their offer and graciously accept. Then have them write the cheque for the full amount that they are willing to gift to you. 

If they don’t, then just keep planning as you have been and every time it comes up, say: great! can I have the cheque now please? 

This at least guarantees you the money once you have the cheque in hand. If they never come through with the cheque then you are not in a muddle because the wedding is still what you planned to pay for yourself.

If they do come through then you can add a little here or there OR just save the money/blow it on a honeymoon.

Post # 4
1234 posts
Bumble bee

Figure out YOUR budget, and stick to that. That way if your parents don’t cough up the money, you’re not thousands of dollars in debt because now you have to pay vendors; but if they do give you the money, you can put the excess toward something you haven’t booked yet or towards a more awesome honeymoon. All of this works even better if you WANT a smaller, cheaper wedding because then you can truthfully tell your parents they’re paying for the wedding of your dreams. Do not let them push you into signing a contract that you can’t pay without their help! Even better, ask for the money up front if it’s possible to do so without having your parents get mad.

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