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    • SophieM855
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      Posted: Feb 16th 2015
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Feb 16th 2015
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    I can understand why it might hurt you, but traditionally the groom's parents are obliged to contribute towards the wedding. I think it's a tough one.. you'd like to think both children would be treated equally regardless. In our case, both sets of parents are contributing in different ways, but we did work out the initial budget as if we were paying for everything ourselves.. then anything anyone offered on top of that was a bonus.

    Maybe they might offer something nearer the time? For a lot of people, a July 2016 wedding is still far away and a lot people don't tend to think about it until much nearer the time. You're not being ridiculous though, I would be upset too if it was me x

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    • Sammi_with_camera
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      Posted: Feb 16th 2015
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    When is your wedding? it might be she wants to offer to help but can't afford to help out with two weddings clpse together. or maybe by mentioning how expensive weddings are to you is her way of trying to get the conservation started in order to offer you both a little help?
    It's a tricky one, if SIL had her wedding planned for ages then maybe she promised to help her when there was no mention of another up coming wedding. Does any of this make sense?
    Can you afford more than your SIL could? lots of factors could be coming in play here x
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    That is true Sammi, maybe they just can't afford anything at the moment what with your OH's sister's wedding. Maybe the "weddings are expensive" comment was her way of saying she doesn't have anything left to give! x

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    • SophieM855
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    • DanielleS0709
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    That's a tough one. My parents paid our deposit for our venue and I'm sure they will give some more. My ohs sister got married a few years ago and not sure what their parents give but I no they contributed to some things. They haven't mentioned ours yet. I'm thinking maybe it's too early and they will maybe just give money and tell us to pay it off whatever we want. But was kinda thinking they would offer to pay for something in particular too but as I said they may think it's too early yet.

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