(Closed) Help with deciding to accept honeymoon and airline fare as a gift!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@midwesternmuse:  How does your FI feel about it?  If he is comfortable with it I would say go for it.  I think it’s great that he and his uncle are starting to reconnect .  It sounds like his uncle can afford it.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@midwesternmuse:  Don’t feel bad! It’s a gift. He wants to gve you guys the gift of a honeymoon- I think you should accept it. It is a rather large gift, but if he’s not breaking his own bank to give it to you and he genuenly wants to do this for you, I say let him!

 

 

Post # 6
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2061 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think you should accept the gift and graciously thank FI’s uncle. 

Post # 7
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368 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It’s a very nice gift. Accept it and have a great honeymoon. Make sure you send him the best thank you ever.

Post # 9
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4660 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Brideonabudgetlauren:  Pretty much this. Turning down the gift could cause upset, and if they’re just starting to reconnect, it probably means a lot to the uncle to be able to do this for you guys. You might do better to accept. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think you should be grateful and accept the gift. I understand there is a level of discomfort for you since you don’t know this man and you suspect he may be ovecompensating for his lack of relationship with your fiance… But at the same time, your fiance and his mother are telling you that they are perfectly happy accepting the gift and are fine with it, so I think that’s really the deciding factor since it’s your fiance’s family. Also, if your fiance and his mother are telling you that in their culture declining the gift would be considered rude, then I think you really don’t have a choice. You don’t want to come across to them in their culture as being ungrateful or rude. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Definitely accept gratiously. Maybe it’s making the uncle feel better for his past behavior and if your FI is okay with it, you should be as well. Just enjoy!

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