Paying for a Wedding: I Eloped the First Time; Do Mom and Dad Help Me Pay for My Second Marriage?

A bride-to-be gets a harsh lesson from the Wedding Guru regarding who pays for her second trip down the aisle

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Sometimes a bridal couple’s expectations are misplaced. This is one of those times where I would like just to say to them, “Grow up!”

Dear Wedding Guru: “I am a fortunate woman who, at mid-life, has finally found a soul mate. When I first married many years ago, I eloped and had no reception, so there was nothing my parents could have contributed. For my second marriage, I’m planning an intimate dinner reception for a very small group of guests. I want to know if you feel that my parents should kick into this one, since they didn’t last time around.”

(Our answer on next page)

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

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