(Closed) Parents + Money + Siblings…. a rant…. advice appreciated.

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hopefully she was joking about the stamp pads.Geez…I can’t offer any advice about how to discuss finances with your patents.Why don’t you ask your siblings how they went about it with your parents?Good luck!

Post # 4
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


im can sympathize with being one in a big family. my first wedding parents and elder siblings paid for things because they used my wedding to get their dream wedding done….

can you skype with ur dad. i dont know the relation ship u have with ur step mother but i would go for my dad–daddy’s little girl.

i would try to call or email or use smoke signals or something to ur father and if u need help paying for ur wedding just ask him. he may have a fund saved for ur wedding since he help with everyone elses..

Post # 5
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I just sat down with my parents when we started planning and asked if they thought they would be able to contribute and they said yes and gave me the dollar amount to work with.  But I have a very open relationship with my parents so i never felt like i couldnt just come out and ask them. I know it might be seen as rude to ask, but that’s not the relationship i have with them. Just ask-they worst they can say is No.

I’m not sure about your relationship with your parents but it sounds like you might need to have a conversation with them. Or ask your sisters how they brought it up to them. Cause if you just expect them to start picking up the bills here and there, they might not be okay with that. So if it was me i would just ask. Plus that way you know what they can help with and then you arent worried that they have money to your sisters and not you. That creates stress that you dont need!

Post # 6
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d ask your siblings how it all went down with them – I would don’t ask my parents outright.  Then maybe they can do the scoping out for you rather than you doing it.


However, I’m in the boat of paying for your own wedding without the help of anyone.

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