(Closed) FI’s fam paying – worried about their budget

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Maybe you could just discuss it directly with with your FMIL?   Since it seems like your Fiance doesn’t think it’s that important (he probably doesn’t realize just how expensive they can be either).  Just tell her you would like to research florists and were wondering what the ballpark figure was. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you could either do what mandalynn suggested and ask her for a ballpark figure or you could shop around for a florist you like first and get a few quotes and bring them back to her and see what she says. If the quote comes back higher than what she wanted to pay then maybe you could kick in the rest if those flowers are really what you want.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I totally understand where you are coming from. I feel the same way about my Future Mother-In-Law but I would have a hard time talking "money" with her.

I don’t think that your Fiance understands how important this is to you. You should sit him down some night (not in the midst of a disagreement or when you are talking other wedding stuff) and just tell him how important it is to you and that you love his mom and are so happy and thankful she is doing this for you, but you need a ballpark figure. Tell him the reasons why you want him to get it. If he doesn’t understand just tell him that’s fine, but you just need him to do this for you. I have had a similar talk (not about the same issue but about something that was important to me) with my Fiance and he totally understood.

Good luck!

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