(Closed) My lazy sisters… HELP!

posted 8 years ago in Family
  • poll: What do I do?!?!
    Don't buy the tickets- let them wait until they have money, and HOPE older sister gets it. : (3 votes)
    50 %
    Buy tickets- collect money from younger sister knowing older probably wont pay : (3 votes)
    50 %
    Buy tickets for both of them, suck up the costs on credit, only way we can afford it! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would say it depends on how badly you want your sisters at the wedding.

    Realistically, your older sister won’t be coming unless you get the tickets for her, from how it sounds.

    Could you draw up a written agreement with her about when she will pay you back? Maybe installments? Or is it WORTH $900 to you for her to be there?

    Post # 4
    Member
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i would explain to them that you cannot afford it while planning a wedding and starting your life with your fi… they have plenty of time to save the money if they really want to be there.  you never know…. the tickets may go back on sale.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    Family is important, don’t penalize your nieces for their mother’s bad mistakes.  Older sister sounds unstable, and it would be good to show some love to her daughter’s.  I know it’s expensive but I’d do it if I loved my nieces.

    Post # 6
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    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    How would it affect your relationship with your sisters if they didn’t pay you back? In my experiences, when I loaned $ or things I rarely get it back. So when I do loan $ I always do so with the expectation I will never see it again. Of course I don’t tell the borrower that!

    Post # 8
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    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    @cecullaton:  I would sit down with your older sister after the wedding and explain to her that was the last time you were going to loan her money.  Tell her that you need her to prove herself, if she could pay even just a bit of the cost, maybe the cost of just her ticket, then it would be good for your relationship.  I look at the cost of getting your neices tickets as a gift to them and to yourself.

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