(Closed) older bride first marriage

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I think that if your parents feel like they want to help, or pay for it all – they will offer.  My MIL’s 3rd wedding was gifted by her parents. I personally wouldn’t bring this up to your parents. 

I think that at your age, though – you should be prepared to pay yourself. The “tradition” of the  brides family paying was because you used to get married at 17.  I think at any age, the couple should be prepared to pay for themselves, and consider any help they get as a blessing, and not as an expectation due to tradition. 


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