Who says the Bride and her family are more important?
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Ev - posted on 02/29/2016
Wise words Sarah E. My daughter got married and when the wedding planning came around, the grooms family did the planning. It saved a lot of issues from happening but the step mom was not thrilled with things anyway. I would also advise the son that you are not able to afford this kind of trip. Destination weddings are expensive for everyone involved unless saved for.
Sarah - posted on 02/29/2016
Maybe it is his bride who feels this way? I feel your frustration. I am the aunt of a niece and a nephew, cousins to each other who both opted for destination weddings. Their reasoning was since one family was from out of town it was only fair to make both sides travel! I have 4 kids and 2 were in high school and would have missed school for the wedding. I missed both weddings, but I sent my hubby as it was his sister's and his brother's children who were married.
I have been married for 23 years, and I got married in my church with my priest and my husband's rabbi. We offered a kosher meal choice for the practicing Jews on his side. We had an open bar in honor of my proud Irish Catholic family (kidding).
Who is paying for the wedding? I do think that if the brides parents are picking up the ticket then they should have a say over parts but by no means are they more important than the groom's family. Talk to your son. Tell him how you feel. You don't want to start a life with them having anger between you. Life is too short.
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