Interested to hear others thoughts on the situation.
My FI and I are not rich/ well off people. I am underemployed and looking for a teaching job.
First I would like to say I know that no one is expected/required to help us pay for the wedding. My mother makes the least amount of money out of the 3 families. She has paid for my dress, veil, accessories, alterations (everything related to dressing me)
My FI's dads side has offered to pay for his suit (and anything associated with that) and they have also contributed $1,000 to the wedding fund. This is all coming from a man who was recently let go from his job and is making less than half of what he used to.
Now my FI's mother & step mother (yes, they are gay) are very well off. One is at the top of the pay scale for teaching. Anyway, they have offered nothing. Which is fine...what really upsets me is that they booked a Mediterrean Cruise a month later. AND will be paying my FI's sisters entire way to our wedding (hotel, air) when she is a 30yr old woman with a full time job and living at home!
Just wondering if anyone else sees something wrong with that? They complain that she is dependent then turn around and instead of teaching her to save for the vacation offer to pay for it? Meanwhile I'm working 3 jobs and my FI puts in 6 days of work a week...just in hopes that we can pull off this wedding.