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I want her at the wedding but do I have to pay for four nights?


DEAR ABBY: My daughter is getting married in a month. Her fiancé is Canadian. We have reserved a block of rooms for guests who come from afar.

I understand the importance of the groom’s mother being there for the ceremony, so when I was told she couldn’t afford the hotel, I offered to pay for her room for Thursday, Friday and Saturday so so she can be here.

My daughter now says her mother is also asking for Sunday night. I replied that she could book it and pay for it herself or request a late Sunday check out. I don’t have room for her to stay at my house, and I think I’m being generous to pay for her hotel stay in the first place, let alone three nights.

Does the bride’s family have to pay for this?


DEAR APPLICANT: Do you have to? Certainly not. It’s presumptuous of the mother of the groom to expect you to do this. If she is unable to afford the extended accommodation, her son would have to step in.


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