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Should we pay for their wedding cake? UPDATE

SOs cousin was getting married in Oct. she asked if we can help with the cake. We said yes we have time to save money and pay it. She was having a semi big wedding and cake was coming out to a little over $400.

Now she decides she wants a small wedding and the new date is June 1st. She text me earlier to let me know. Since this will be a bit small now her cake will be $250 but the thing is SO hasn't been working for 3 weeks already. Right now we can't spend those $250 because i feel it needs to go to other things. We had over 3 months to save money and we were fine but now not so much.

Thing is SO says we should still pay for it that we will be fine. We might be I guess but I feel we shouldn't waste that money because it can go toward something else. We don't know when he will go back to work. I would really love to help them with their wedding they have helped us out in the past. I just don't feel now is the time to spend that much. What would you do?


Update: I just wanted to thank you guys for your answers. It was hard to make a decision because they have helped us in the past. We decided at first to only help them with half. Luckily SO started working again yesterday so we will be Able to help them with the whole cost. She chose a new cake that will cost $200. I'm very happy things worked out. They will have a cute wedding.
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by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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JocelynsMommy30
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Yea I just want advice before I do. SO still thinks we need to pay for it I just don't know.

Quoting paknari:

Why dOnt you just talk to her about the situation.maybe she will gracefully take back the idea.
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LoveOfSign
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:53 PM

You had until October, and now she's moving it to June but a smaller cake..   sure you promised you would.. but if it's going to hurt you and the family financially.. I would explain it to her..

Sorry but bills and food for your family should come before a cake..

EyEmTuRtLe
by Turtle on May. 4, 2012 at 10:53 PM

I'd talk with her. Explain that the only reason you agreed to help was because of the amount of time you'd have to save up. But now that they've moved up the date you just can't take swing it 100%. But you'd still like to help somehow.

JocelynsMommy30
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2012 at 10:53 PM
She can afford it we offered ourselves to help and they said the cake. It was fine we had over 3 months to save and pay for it no problem. Now that she decides to make it sooner we have to pay it in 2 weeks. Totally unexpected.

Quoting Astaroth:

I wouldnt. You said you'd help, not pay for the whole cake. She shouldn't have been having a big wedding in the first place if she couldnt afford it.



That is not enough time for you; what your immediate family needs is most important.





/bitch mode

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xo.MommyW.xo
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Yea thats no bueno

Quoting JocelynsMommy30:

That's what SO said but that's when she told us wedding is in oct. now today she says it's June 1st. We would have to pay it in 2 weeks. We did not expect that.



Quoting xo.MommyW.xo:

You said you would do it.  Cant go back on your word

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nebcutie
by Gold Member on May. 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Maybe since they moved the wedding up let her know you only can help with half since the date changed.
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JocelynsMommy30
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM
I know I just feel so bad we promised to help. We didn't expect her to move it.

Quoting LoveOfSign:

You had until October, and now she's moving it to June but a smaller cake..   sure you promised you would.. but if it's going to hurt you and the family financially.. I would explain it to her..

Sorry but bills and food for your family should come before a cake..

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xo.MommyW.xo
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM
I dont go back on promises. She did not make it seem like that was the case.

Quoting i_lovedyoufirst:

Ok. But things happen. What if they need that $250 to guarantee their family has food?




Quoting xo.MommyW.xo:

You said you would do it.  Cant go back on your word


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JocelynsMommy30
by Silver Member on May. 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM
I know. :/

Quoting xo.MommyW.xo:

Yea thats no bueno



Quoting JocelynsMommy30:

That's what SO said but that's when she told us wedding is in oct. now today she says it's June 1st. We would have to pay it in 2 weeks. We did not expect that.





Quoting xo.MommyW.xo:

You said you would do it.  Cant go back on your word

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LiliMama18
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:56 PM
I was going to say you should if u promised but then I saw that they pushed the date up a few months. I'd just explain the situation and offer to help in another way that doesn't cost money. I'm sure she'd understand I can't imagine anyone not understanding
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