My sister is the bridesmaid in my wedding and of late she’s become very judgemental of my wedding spending and thinks I’m taking advantage of my parents. My fiance and I are budgeting for a $10k wedding and think this is reasonable. Since my parents agreed to contribute to the wedding, she’s expressed that she thinks I’m only having a $10k wedding because I’m happy to “spend other people’s money.” My fiance and I can pay for it ourselves, but we aren’t going to refuse the help since the money we would be using is for our future savings – home, kids. Etc.
She hasn’t been shy about expressing her opinion and it’s putting a huge strain on our relationship which is quite close. I understand my parents won’t be giving much since they are retired, but numbers have been thrown around and my sister thinks they are planning to contribute more than she thinks is reasonable. She can’t accept that this conversation should be between only my parents and I and keeps pressuring me not to take any money from them.
I don’t know how to handle this for the next year. I’m terrified that things will get to a point where we will never speak to one another when this wedding thing is all over. How do I get her to just drop it once and for all? Sister drama in Cambridge
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