(Closed) Discussing Finances with Future In Laws

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I seriously hate having discussions about who is paying for what. Even if it is just reminding a friend to pay me back for a concert ticket or something. In this case, I would let the MOG pay half, like she wants to, and cover the rest myself.

Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that you should have your Fiance call and talk to her.  Since it is his mother, he can help to get things figured out for you.

Post # 5
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Have your Fiance talk to his mother and ask what the plan is. If she is willing to pay for half the bar and your mother isn’t, then maybe you guess could pay out of pocket for the other half or go with a mostly cash bar.

At our wedding we are providing a keg, champagne, lemonade, coffee, water, and some table wine (plus drinks for the bridal party). Anything beyond that is a cash bar (including soda unfortunately). It cost us around $600.

Post # 6
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would not put your mom in the position of calling MOG to figure this out.  That’s just kind of awkward for everyone.  I would have your Fiance handle it.

Post # 7
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

Have Fiance take care of this.

Post # 8
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree, have your Fiance call.  If not, there are cheaper alternatives to having a free bar that can be options for you, so that you aren’t spending $1000 on alcohol!

Post # 9
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would have your Fiance figure this out. It may not be the best for your mother to call her, you want them to have a good relationship.

Post # 11
14 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

argh, I am NOT looking forward to those conversations AT ALL.

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