Financial Etiquette When Parents Give Money

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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153 posts
Blushing bee

I am a mother of a bride so I will give my opinion from that perspective. 

Unfortunately most parental money comes with some type of strings, even the most generous of us have ideas and opinions of how things will go.   I think it is VERY important that you sit down and talk honestly with your dad.  Ask him what he envisions his money will be used For.  Be honest about your ideas.  Maybe he will say ok I want my money used for X.  Like rings, honeymoon, etc.  

Post # 4
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@NorthCoastLife:  Hand the money back to your parents and pay for your own elopement to Iceland.  I think eloping to Iceland sounds exotic!  But you can’t use your parents money to elope if they gave it to you and you know your dad likes to hold it over you.  Don’t even think about eloping with your parents and grandparents but not his; it’s best to go completely alone with your groom.

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