Who is Paying for Your Wedding?
Posted 08 August 2007 - 09:59 AM
Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:01 AM
| Originally Posted by cessyboston |
donnies fam is giving us 5k and my mom is buying my dress but we have to pay everything else......
The rest we are doing on our own. We are trying to save and I am banking on a bonus next march, taxes and we always have kind of 0% offer on credit cards (we play that switch around game) so we should be good.
Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:03 AM
Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:14 AM
| Originally Posted by Stephanie 525 |
We are pretty much alone on this one and I am scared to death! His folks have offered to give us some money but I have no clue how much that will be, they are doing pretty well so hopefully it will be more than a pat on the back. My mother has offered to cover my dress which is huge for her because she works paycheck to paycheck.
Everyone who is getting help should understand how huge it is to be handed money- it must take some of the stress off.
I have been independent and raised myself since age 16 mostly. My parents had no money and I have always worked 2 or 3 jobs and worked my ass off. I have a hard time accepting money from people. So I know that my mom still doesn' have much money (she has more than when we were growing up) but even her offering to pay for my dress (and it won't cost more than $500) is hard for me to accept. The only thing that makes it easier (and I know this isn't the way to look at it) is that her husband's 3 delinquent children suck money from them as if they were rich!!! It frustrates me because I never ask for money and I know it frustrates my mom because her kids never ask for money! So for my wedding, if there is any extra money she has, I am willing to accept it if she is offering it.
Sorry I went on and hijacked a little...
Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:20 AM
Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:29 AM
Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:35 AM
FI parents aren't contribuitng a dime. (sour subject as the reason they aren't helping is because they disapprove and don't want to contribute to something they don't believe in) Which is another reason why we're stepping up and helping out more than is expected of us. I just can't let my parents pay for it all... I know they don't have a problem with it... but I just can't do it.
Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:21 AM
My father travels a lot so fortunately he has been saving his points. He has enought points in airfare to fly roundtrip via SouthWest and rooms at the Hilton for FI, me, mom, dad, brother, and his GF. We really lucked out on that one.
So we have to pay for whatever is left including honeymoon, rings, FI suit, flowers, and OOT bag goodies.
Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:26 AM
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