(Closed) Should we pay for Parents?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not sure what their actual financial situation is.  If they were truly having problems I wouldn’t think twice about footing the bill for my husband’s parents to be there on our wedding day, because I know how important it would have been for him, but if it’s really just a matter that if they made it a priority, it wouldn’t be a problem, and are only asking because they know you’ll cave and pay and they can go waste THEIR money on their own stuff… that’s a tough pill to swallow.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If they don’t have financial problems I wouldn’t be inclined to pay for their whole trip. If they do have issues with their finances I would probably try to pay at least part of their way since it would mean a lot to have them there.

My FI’s dad and step-mom moved to Alaska last year and they don’t know if they can afford to come back for our wedding. My Fiance says that he doesn’t care, but you can see in his face and mannerisms that he does. I’m planning on trying to pay for their flights to get them here if they say they can’t make it. We can’t afford much so I would be expecting them to pay for their own attire or wear something dressy that they already own. As far as lodging and driving goes I would ask a relative if they could stay with them. 

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