(Closed) Surprised by the generosity of our families <3

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
6245 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Aww, I love happy posts like this!

My parents surprised Fiance and I by giving us a large chunk of money to put towards the wedding.  We are so grateful.  And FI’s parents are covering the rehearsal dinner.  =)

Post # 4
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Aw – how wonderful! That’s so great – family is great.

I didn’t get unexpected contributions – I knew who was paying for what before we started planning (although when my parents did tell me what the budget was, it was WAY higher than what I had expected), but I definitely still feel that feeling of gratitude that you’re describing! Its awesome.

And congrats on being able to hire a DoC!! They are so important – you dont want to have to worry about anything on the day!! 

Post # 5
13679 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Aw, yay!  Your families both sound great and so supportive of your marriage!  🙂

Post # 6
10285 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

That’s great. It’s always nice when unexpected surprises come along. 

We got quite a few rather generous gifts. For starters, my mother offered to pay for our reception. I knew that she would help in any way possible (I’m an only child) but I never expected such a large contribution. She gave us a set dollar amount to work with and I’m happy to say that it covered all but like $300 of the whole venue bill (which included our ceremony space rental, catering, open bar, etc…). Then my aunt and uncle offered to pay for our cake. We were having a tasting at a bakery owned by a friend of my aunts so she prearranged with her friend that if we decided to book them, they’d cover the whole cost. Our cake was reeeeeally expensive (like $9 p/slice) so this was an enormous help. Beyond that, my grandmother paid for my dress and my IL’s covered a few things here and there but my moms and aunt/uncles contributions blew us away. 

Post # 7
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not from our families, but from a couple of friends (my parents are retired and flat broke, and his parents haven’t offered anything, nor do I expect them to or want them to). After venting to 2 different friends about sticker shock on how much certain things cost, even for our super-budget, non-traditional wedding, they have offered us enough assistance to hire a small caterer, so that we don’t end up chopping vegetables and making dips until all hours of the night before. I am having a hard time accepting their generosity, but they aren’t taking no for an answer! I am already so grateful for the friends in my life, but this…this is amazing.

Post # 8
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yeah!! My parents gave us a LARGE chunk of money, covering the wedding. On top of that, they gifted us a photo booth for our reception.  It was so unbelievable… I still can’t fathom how my parents were able to do that… And I guess I should start saving now for any future daughters’ weddings haha 🙂

I didn’t know if DH’s parents would contribute at all, but they did cover the rehearsal dinner! It was a surprise and also a blessing!

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