(Closed) Mom is giving me Money

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Can you come to an agreement that you will use a small portion for things for the wedding that are you-focused, like the dress, jewely, shoes, pampering, etc. but that the rest will be for non-wedding related things (which then free up more of your money for the wedding after all)?

Post # 4
13010 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think @mrsSonthebeach: had some great suggestions!  Talk to your mom and be open about what you really need the money for, find some ways to not make it all wedding related, and be grateful for her very generous gift! 🙂

Post # 5
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think she may actually have a point.

I just sat here and thought about what I’ve spent money on in the last six months…and it’s been the wedding. I did get my nails done — but other than that I haven’t bought new clothes, gotten my hair done, bought a movie, a book, etc. Any extra funds that have come through has gone towards the wedding or in the new house savings account. I can’t say the same for my Fiance who just bought three new video games in the last month and a couple pairs of jeans.

I would be grateful for some unexpected funds that weren’t appropriated for the wedding, savings account, or neccessities to come through so I could buy something for me. Granted, wedding related purchases make me smile, but so would a new pair of jeans or shoes that weren’t for the wedding.

Post # 6
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Spend the money she gave you paying bills and expenses so that you can use your income on the wedding?  It’s really rude to dictate what someone does with money anyways.  If she cares that much she should have given you something she wanted to you to have.

Post # 7
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I get where you’re coming from, but I also get where you mom is coming from. Yes, you are being responsible by wanting to use that money towards things you’ve already purchased. But your mom wants you to not forget to spoil yourself sometimes, because YOU DESERVE IT.

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