A distraught father has sought advice on the internet after his daughter stopped talking to him because he didn’t want to pay for her wedding.
The dad in question, who is a rich man from New York, admitted he agreed to pay for his daughter’s wedding after she got engaged. He changed his mind swiftly, however, when he discovered the young woman wanted to get married in New Zealand and have a lavish $200,000 ceremony.
When he told his daughter he would not be paying this much just for a wedding, the girl allegedly stopped talking to her father and cut all contact with him.
Meanwhile, the man’s wife attempted to convince her husband to change his mind even though he described the idea of putting $200,000 into a wedding as “burning money.”
“My daughter is getting married, and she wishes to have a destination wedding and I told her no. My wife feels I should do it because we can afford it, but I find it to be a pointless showing of wealth,” the man wrote in his viral Reddit post.
“Now my daughter is not talking to me, nor is my wife. 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?”
After asking the internet for advice, the man was inundated with comments suggesting his daughter was a “spoiled brat” who only cared about herself.
“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,” someone said.
“Not to mention the fact that she’s thrown a strop and isn’t talking to you tells me she doesn’t deserve it. I’m a believer of ‘we are not entitled to our parents’ money.’ I don’t expect any inheritance off of my dad if he ever passes, even though he has a big life insurance. I would rather have my dad than the money.”
Another added: “Stand your ground. It sounds like your daughter and wife think they can sulk until you give in. DON’T give in.”
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