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    • By MSE Sarah 26th Oct 17, 5:14 PM
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    Money Moral Dilemma: Should we pay for our daughter's wedding?
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    • 26th Oct 17, 5:14 PM
    Money Moral Dilemma: Should we pay for our daughter's wedding? 26th Oct 17 at 5:14 PM
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    Our daughter has announced she's getting married next year and we're really worried about the cost. It seems that everyone is looking at us as the bride's parents to pay for a spectacular do, with the responsibility on us rather than the groom's parents or the happy couple. We have limited income and don't want to be embarrassed or forced into debt to meet everyone's expectations. Is their attitude old-fashioned or should we accept it and pay up?

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    • By xXMessedUpXx 29th Nov 17, 11:28 PM
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    I would never expect y parents to foot the bill or hell even contribute, for one i'm one of 3 daughters so they;d have to fork out the same for them(and what about my brother? not fair if we got money and he didnt based on tradition), two my dad is retiring next year (hes already delayed it to get my bro and sis though university) and three i feel if i'm getting married thats my choice and i should be the one who pays for it. Tbh if we do get wed it will be a small and cheap event, i'm not bothered about a big day or expensive dresses i just want to marry the guy i love..
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