Woman Complains Her Parents Are Only Spending ₹14 Lacs On Her Wedding, People React

Even though weddings are a once-in-a-lifetime event, they are an expensive affair. All the dreamy décor, yummy food, gilts, and glam need a lot of cash. While some opt for a smaller and more affordable wedding, others turn to their closed ones.

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This woman also turned to her parents to sponsor her lavish and modern wedding. However, things didn’t go as expected. Taking to Reddit, the anonymous woman went on to rant about how her parents, who make ‘good money’, backtracked last minute.

AITA for wanting to elope after my parents cut my wedding budget in half? from AmItheAsshole

She added that her dad earlier said the wedding budget was $40k (Rs 29,35,000 approx.). However, they later reduced it to only $20,000 (Rs 15,00,000 approx.).

She wrote:

“I’m recently engaged and I’ve started planning my wedding. I’m the only girl and my parents make good money (about 450k yearly) so they’ve always said they’d pay for my wedding when I decide to get married. I set my budget around 25k and started getting estimates on venue, photographer, videographer, etc. My dad said the budget was 40k (which I knew I’d be way below) so I wouldn’t have to stress about diy-ing the whole thing and enjoy the planning process.”

She shared that it was initially her mom who decided to cut corners and reduce her wedding budget to half of what her dad had promised.

“My mom has consistently pushed me to cut corners and have a cheaper wedding and said she’d give me a few thousand as a gift if I do (note: my mom is notorious for backtracking on promises when it comes to money). My fiancé and I agree we’d rather have a nice, put together wedding than accept the gift (might I restate, she backtracks on these decisions last minute too often for me to trust it).”

She further pointed out that her mom discussed with her friends and found out how much they paid for their daughter’s wedding and agreed to pay only $25k (Rs 18,33,000 approx.)

“My mom has also gotten estimates of how much her friends paid for their daughters’ weddings (all of which were over 25k) and agreed they could swing that financially. The kicker here is after those two estimates were thrown out, my parents backtracked and gave me a final wedding budget of 20k. My mom is also pushing me to use vendors her friends used instead of me finding people that fit my style (she wants a southern barn wedding, I like more modern elegance). I wouldn’t be so upset with them had the budget been 20k from the beginning but it seems as if they pulled that number out of thin air. They also created this budget after my mom spent 3000 on my dress and veil so I’m now left with 17k. Another issue I have is they have no problem buying baseball tickets for $200 piece and spending $100+ on dinner multiple nights a week. They also just bought one of my younger brothers a car (he’s in his junior year of college).”
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She concluded by asking if she was being an a**hole for wanting to elope after her parents cut her wedding budget in half from what they had promised.

“My fiancé and I are long distance and will be until we’re married and when I told my mom I’d rather elope than dance around a wedding budget and not be able to enjoy my day, she flipped. She’s pretty much refusing to let me elope and when I told her to plan the wedding herself because she’s being so picky, she had a problem with that too. I feel as if there’s no winning in this situation. Quite frankly I just want to be married to the man I love instead of arguing over wedding budget with my parents.”

People online gave mixed reactions to her situation. Some said that she was correct to get disheartened after her parents ditched her last minute.

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Others said she was being entitled and whinging about her parents who were willing to give her Rs 15,00,000 of their hard-earned money to spend on just one event.

What are your opinions on this? Let us know.

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