Weddings can be very expensive but there are also brilliant ways to reduce the cost.
Some couples opt for budget-friendly ceremonies while others receive financial help from their families to cover costs.
But one dad has revealed how his daughter was left fuming when he refused to pay for her wedding as she wanted to get married abroad.
Taking to Reddit, the frustrated dad explained that they are from New York and his daughter wanted to get married in New Zealand.
The future bride asked him to pay $200,000 for her dream destination but he refused even though he and his wife could afford it.
“She is currently asking for around 200k. This is not counting what guests would have to pay to come,” he added.
The father said that his daughter is not talking to him anymore. “Which got me thinking should I bite the bullet and essentially burn money, and alienate family members to make my daughter’s dream wedding a reality?”
Reddit users immediately sided with the father for saying no, saying if she could not pay for her dream wedding, she shouldn’t have one.
One person commented: “Establish the amount of money you are willing to provide and give her the budget. Tell her anything above that is on her and her fiancé. Make sure to tell her if that includes travel for the bridal couple and family members. If she wants a blowout wedding, she can pay for it.”
Another said: “If she can’t pay for a destination wedding on her own, then she shouldn’t be having a destination wedding. It seems cruel but it’s true. Not to mention there’s so much more money involved with the flights and the hotels and stuff.
“Is she going to be paying for her own ticket or are you expected to fork out for them too? And her fiancée’s ticket.”
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