Parents and Wedding Costs

@megs85 (3145)
Australia
December 7, 2006 2:57pm CST
Are parents in contemporary society obliged to contribute money towards their childs wedding, regardless of the childs gender? Or should children be independent and pay for it all on their own?
4 responses
• United States
7 Dec 06
If the parents want to help then they can
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
7 Dec 06
Do you think they are obliged to? Would you ask or should you wait until they offer?
@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I believe that both parents, the brides and the grooms, should get together with the bride and groom and share cost of what they want for the wedding.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
8 Dec 06
In our culture, it is the bride's parents who have to pay for the wedding. But I personally feel that the bride and groom should take care of it. The parents can help if they want to. In India, most of the weddings have become extravagant affairs with each family trying to show their wealth which I think is very stupid....throwing away all that money just to keep up with the Joneses.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I don't think there's anything wrong with parents shipping in to help with the wedding expenses, wedding are getting expensive these days and any help with will do.