NO-ONE likes discussing money, but one bride has demanded to know her future mother-in-law’s salary – to calculate her contribution to their wedding.
The unnamed woman and her fiance are tying the knot in October, and expect each of their parents to contribute £3,800 ($5,000).
In her rant, which has been posted on both Reddit and Facebook, she wrote that her own parents have been “very supportive” of their engagement.
But she shamed her widowed mother-in-law, who told the couple “she has no money and can’t help”.
Months later, the bride discovered her mother-in-law has a ‘secret’ income from a rental property and also gets social security payments.
She added: “She claims she has no money no income NOTHING.”
When her groom’s mum said she absolutely couldn’t afford the £3,800 wedding bill, the bride threatened to cancel her big day.
She added of her fiance: “He told her that and she immediately gave him $2,000 (£1,500).
“I was so surprised that she gave us that so quick within 2 days.”
But when she later paid her income tax, the mother-in-law realised she was £750 short – and asked for half the money back from her son.
The bride continued: “I told him ‘she gets income from renting her second property plus she gets retirement money, why can’t she use that??’
“My fiance kinda got fed up of me asking and telling him these things and now we got into a fight.”
Laying into the mum, she added: “It’s lies after lies. I just wish she can be straight up and tell me she doesn’t want to help or pay for this wedding…
“She’s just super tight with her money. Claiming 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.”
It was shared on Reddit with the headline: “Bridezilla thinks she’s entitled to know her future Mother in law’s income and to demand $5,000 for her wedding!!!”
And the internet was quick to lay into the bride.
One woman wrote: “If you can’t afford your own wedding. You shouldn’t get married.
“If your parents want to help then that’s great but they aren’t the ones getting married so they shouldn’t be obligated to pay.”
Another commented: “Our entire wedding (including my dress) cost less than $5,000. It’s so easy and I am lazy af (as f***) so that’s saying something.”
And a third said: “Why should other people have to pay for your wedding! Especially if you don’t do it on a budget!
“I get that its your BIG DAY but that’s just it… its not other peoples responsibility to make your day the best. Its your own. And you gotta pay for what you want!”
While another Redditor goaded: “Ironically enough it’s traditional for a bride’s family to pay for the entire wedding as they send off their daughter.”
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Writing on Facebook, others moaned: “The only valid portion of this is MIL inviting people of her choosing while not contributing anything. The entitlement is infuriating.”
A second woman wrote: “Does she not understand that his mom literally needs that income to live on??? Has this woman never had to live on a budget??”
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