Planning a wedding is no piece of cake, especially if the finances don’t meet the budget. A wise couple would consider cutting cost by removing the none essential things while giving priority to the most important with a good bargain.
And it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed or struggling to manage the money for it all.
One woman chose to take a different approach to cover the expenses of the event. A bride-to-be has revealed that she expects her family and her mother-in-law to contribute to the wedding and she’s furious that her partner’s mum doesn’t seem keen to help.
Writing in a wedding planning group, the woman explained her situation.
She wrote: “I’m about to get married in October. I love my fiancé to death. And my parents have been super supportive and sweet about our engagement and helping plan our wedding. The problem is his mom.
“When we told her that we want to plan our wedding and get married soon, she was a bit in shock. When we asked her to help us (money) she absolutely said to him that she has no money and can’t help.”
The woman had enough of her Mother In Law’s refusal to help and claims to have arranged a meeting with her parents and his mother to iron out the wedding details
At the meeting, she says everyone agreed they’d contribute $5,000 (around £4,000) to the wedding.
But her mother-in-law didn’t hold up her end of the bargain and has told her son she’s unable to give him that much money.
The bride was incredibly unhappy about this and ended up having an argument with her partner, as she believes the MIL is lying about not having money.
She adds: “I feel like his mother doesn’t want to pay for anything nor wants to help out. It’s lies after lies after lies.
“I just wish she can be straight up and just tell me she doesn’t want help or pay for this wedding. I honestly don’t know what to do. I feel like she will always be like this in future, claiming that she’s ‘poor’ or has no income.
“What should I do? She wants to invite all her side of the family but doesn’t want to contribute.”
Many people were shocked by her post and did not hold back with their advice.
One person wrote: “Probably better to just cancel the wedding now. You know it’s pretty bad when you can’t even make yourself sound like less of a monster telling your version of a story.”
Another added: “If you can’t afford your own wedding, you shouldn’t get married.”