(Closed) My mom wants WHAT?!

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think anyone should ask for a gift.  Just because she is paying for the wedding, doesnt’ mean she can demand that you buy her a $1500 bag.

Post # 4
Member
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

Did she give you a timeline?  Maybe you can wait until it is out of season and buy it on sale?

(I think it’s ridiculous that she told you what you have to buy her and I think it is MORE ridiculous that the item costs 15% of what your wedding will!)

Post # 5
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806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

As her “parent gift” at the rehearsal/wedding?  That’s a bit much, especially if it’s a big stretch for you financially on top of other things.  I think a parent gift should be nice, but that’s kind of over the top.

Post # 6
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am confused – is she asking YOU to buy her a $1500 LV bag – or is she just telling you that she is buying the bag herself and you wish she was putting that money to the wedding instead?

Post # 9
Member
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What’ll she do if you just say it’s not possible right now?

Post # 10
Member
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

whoa! um no. get her something else and not mention the stupid bag!

Post # 11
Member
1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Psh, if my mom told me I had to do that (which I don’t think she would) I’d just tell her to deduct it from what she’s giving me for my budget- it’s not much of a gift if she tells me exactly what to give her.

Post # 13
Member
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

I think you have to tell her that a LV bag is an extremely extravagant Mother’s gift and you don’t have the $$$ to give ever parent a $1,500 gift, so you and Fiance have decided on a different parents gift and you hope she will be happy with that.

Post # 14
Member
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well… if I were you I’d just treat her contribution as 8500 in your budgeting rather than 10k.  If you think she’d seriously pull out all funding if she doesn’t get her purse.

Post # 15
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow thats crazy!!!!!

I don’t see why she would ask for a gift that costs 15% of what she contributed – that seems insane.

Is there any way you could politely say that you had a more sentimental gift in mind as your parent gift to pass it off like you have already set your mind on something?

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