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Paying for a Wedding: Post Wedding Bills Belong to the Bride and Groom, Not the Parents

The parents of a groom agree to help finance the wedding, but the after-ceremony bills are more than they bargained for

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The Wedding Guru says: In three words, “just don’t pay!” The first thing you need to do is talk to your son. Tell him you think the reception went really well, it was your pleasure to provide your home — and that you were happy to pay for what you agreed to before the wedding. Explain that you did not promise to pay for anything beyond your pre-wedding agreement, and the post-ceremony bills are a burden. Then defer all bills to his address.

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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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