(Closed) SPINOFF: Why do people expect their parents to contribute to their wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 92
771 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m expecting my parents to contribute because they want us to invite a bunch of people that Fiance and I don’t feel have to be there. Had it been up to Fiance and I our guestlist would have been at around 120ish. My parents feel that this that and the other person need to be there for whatever reason. They’re people that if Fiance and I had an unlimited/much larger buget we’d have no problem inviting, but with our budget there just wasn’t room for them. So I told my parents, we’ll invite those extra people but that will mean that we’ll have to spend X amount more. As long as you’re willing to give us that amount, then the extra people you want to invite can come. My parents have also offered to pay for my dress and what not. I never expected them to, and I was prepared to pay for my dress myself, but it’s nice to have that extra money to spend somewhere else…

Post # 93
1886 posts
Buzzing bee

My grandma offered to help pay for it. She said it’s part of her wedding gift to us.

Post # 94
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

When we got engaged, I made it clear to my Fiance that we were going to be paying for our wedding. I was not expecting our parents to contribute, but his parents said they would like to help cover some of the cost for the reception. There is no way my parents could afford to foot the bill, especially with an expected 240 guests (My younger sister just got married last August too) In some ways I am envious of people who’s parent’s are able to pay for everything, but by saving and paying for things ourselves, I know we will appreciate our day much more!

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