Great forum and thank you for all your advice in advance!
My 29 year old daughter is getting married for the first time. His parents have offerd them $10,000 dollars for the wedding.
My daughter wants to use that money for a nice honeymoon trip to Europe and have me and her Dad split the cost and pay $5000 each for the wedding.
I am divorced, remarried with a 19 month old. My new husband is a full time stay at home Dad while I make all the money. He is very upset and feels that we should not have to pay $5000 dollars because it would put stress on our finances and it is not fair to him or our newborn son.
He thinks my daughter is being selfish and should use the $10,000 the grooms parents are giving toward they're wedding and all the money that they collect from the wedding put toward they're honeymoon.
Is he totally off base? This has created a huge argument because I love my daughter and would do ANYTHING for her!
Thank you for your help!
Answer by anng.atlanta at 9:19 AM on Feb. 22, 2013
You shouldn't tell people what to pay. That being said I can't imagine not covering only $5000 for my child's wedding. I think he would feel differently if this was his bio child. What the grooms family decided to pay shouldn't matter this is still your daughter. Ultimately it's between you and your DH, but I would happily do it.
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