- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
It is an important point that many times people here say, well if parents are paying, they get a say. Well here is my public service announcement.
1. Many parents may say, we will pay say $5000 toward your wedding. They may have NO CLUE what a wedding costs and think that will cover 200 people. Maybe it will where you live, maybe it wont. You dont want to accept their money, and then find out you get alloted 5 friends.
2. If other side, says oh, we want more, we will pay. So what happens, the parents paying $5000 get 25 guests, the other side pays for more, gives $500 and gets 30 people.
My advice, and my opinion only, dont committ to anything. Get quotes from vendor. THEN go back to any parents offering to pay for part and work it out. Build cushion in. Maybe some cousin just got engaged. Whatever.