(Closed) Offering to pay for FIL expenses–how to say it?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would mention that you found a great deal on a hotel, flight, whatever and that you had to book it right away.  If they offer to pay you back just say oh that’s ok, the deal was really good or that y’all can discuss it later and never bring it back up:)  That is really nice of you to do this for them!

Post # 4
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5896 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i would just say you’d really like to give them this as a gift since their support means so much to you

Post # 5
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326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with DaisyLynn.  If you find a way to just DO it, and pay for it, they can’t exactly disagree with you or let their pride get in the way.  If you offer it up or say you’d like to do it as a gift or something, that gives them the option of declining.  In my experience, don’t give people the option of declining or putting in their two cents on something like this…make sure the times and places work for them and just do it! 🙂

Post # 6
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581 posts
Busy bee

A combo of DaisyLynn’s and Ms. Meowerson’s responses would work.  Tell them you were able to get a good deal and that you are giving them this trip as a thank you gift.  Very generous of you.  Best wishes!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Yeah, either just BUY their flight, or buy them gift certificates for the airline and give them to them as Christmas gifts (I’m assuming most airlines do gift cards…maybe I’m wrong)

Post # 8
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s so nice of you guys to do.  I think the other bee’s gave good advice.  I’m sure it’ll work out.  Good luck 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Do they know your DW plans already?
I’d give them their plane tickets/booking as a gift and make the DW announcement at the same time

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