Father Refuses to Pay for Daughter's Dream Wedding

Dream wedding
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Weddings can be expensive, and it's not uncommon for parents to help their children out financially. However, this father drew the line when his younger daughter wanted a wedding similar to her older sister's extravagant affair. Despite being able to afford it, he told her she would have to pay for it herself, just like her sister did. The daughter is upset and feels like her special day is being ruined. But is the father in the wrong here? Should he be obligated to pay for his daughter's dream wedding? Join the debate in the comments below.

Lawyer dad denies daughter's lavish wedding dream 💍

odd_issue_5754 | odd_issue_5754

Father refuses to pay for daughter's wedding. AITA?

odd_issue_5754 | odd_issue_5754

Father refuses to pay for daughter's dream wedding 😡

A father's refusal to pay for his daughter's dream wedding is causing a rift in the family. The daughter wants a wedding similar to her sister's, which cost around 40k, but the father is only offering 2k. The father believes that the daughter should pay for it herself just like her sister did. However, this has caused the daughter to accuse her father of ruining her special day. The family is now in turmoil as they try to come to a compromise. Read on to see what people have to say about this situation.

Weddings bring out the crazy in people 🤪

Kewege | Kewege

Daughter demands dream wedding but accuses father of ruining her day. NTA.

GothPenguin | GothPenguin

Weddings are expensive, save up or have a smaller one 💸💍

Reasonable_racoon | Reasonable_racoon

Wedding expenses: YTA vs NTA. Let's discuss! 💍💰

wickedlucky214 | wickedlucky214

Daughter wants lavish wedding, sister paid for hers, NTA.

binkeybee | binkeybee

Parents refuse to pay for daughter's wedding, commenters debate fairness.

WebbieVanderquack | WebbieVanderquack

Younger daughter deemed entitled, commenter NTA 🙌

Couch_Potato_1182 | Couch_Potato_1182

NTA- Daughter not entitled to more money. $2k is reasonable.

beller36 | beller36

Father's $2000 contribution to daughter's wedding sparks debate 💍

tammigirl6767 | tammigirl6767

Did the other sister contribute to her own wedding expenses?

thatmidwesterngothic | thatmidwesterngothic

Wedding expenses: NTA, grow up and pay your own bills 💸

Lizzie_Grey999 | Lizzie_Grey999

Daughter acts entitled and father offers insulting $2K. ESH. 💰👰

nodumbunny | nodumbunny

Commenter calls out lawyers for being cheap, labels them assholes 💰🙅‍♂️

you_cut_me_off | you_cut_me_off

Daughter's entitlement causes wedding funding feud. NTA.

The_final_frontier_ | The_final_frontier_

Commenter calls out father's low contribution to daughter's wedding 💍

Bigdadmike | Bigdadmike

Why not be nice to your daughter on her special day? 😔

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA dad suggests artsy daughter be resourceful for dream wedding.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Is entitlement the issue here? 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Father defends not paying for daughter's extravagant wedding. NTA.

iolaus79 | iolaus79

Offering financial support for education may be more valuable 💰🎓

Used-Potato-9494 | Used-Potato-9494

Is $2k too stingy for a lawyer dad? 💰💸

ReeveStodgers | ReeveStodgers

Daughter wants dream wedding, father refuses to pay - NTA?

cheddarBear11 | cheddarBear11

Parental support for a wedding is a message, not a requirement 💍

TuttiFrutti6969 | TuttiFrutti6969

To help or not to help? $2000-YTA sparks debate 🤔

Griswa | Griswa

Professional artist defends daughter's father, urges her to accept reality.

squidinosaur | squidinosaur

Fairness vs Cheapness: A lawyer's dilemma on funding dream wedding 💰👰

nuboots | nuboots

Let the bride have her dream wedding without comparison 👰💍

mdroke | mdroke

Debating financial responsibility for a dream wedding 💸👰

copstomper | copstomper

Parent's refusal to pay for daughter's wedding sparks outrage 😠

StorminCastles | StorminCastles

Weddings are expensive, even small ones. Is $2k enough?

yobdiddy | yobdiddy

Is $2k too little for a lawyer father to contribute to his daughter's wedding? 💰💍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Father judged daughter's career choice, NTA but condescending tone perceived.

krisvg | krisvg

Parents aren't obligated to pay for weddings but $2000 is low 💰

Emmabrie80 | Emmabrie80

Weddings don't have to cost a fortune, but are they worth it? 💍

devilwitharumbottle | devilwitharumbottle

Fairness is key! NTA for not paying for wedding.

lsp2005 | lsp2005

Adult daughter learns valuable lesson about envy. NTA verdict.

jeffy-lube | jeffy-lube

Weddings are expensive, so pay for your own fairytale wedding 💰💍

FreshAirInspector | FreshAirInspector

Should parents pay for their children's dream wedding? 🤔

Ms_Ripple | Ms_Ripple

Father is not an AH for not paying if he has no expectations.

loudent2 | loudent2

Parental financial support for daughter's wedding debated 💰💒

lovesickandroid | lovesickandroid

Parental guidance or false impression? Daughter seeks answers 🤔

AirStoned | AirStoned

Parental financial support for weddings is a tradition, but is it necessary?

desertsidewalks | desertsidewalks

Wedding entitlement put in check. 💍💰

Invisibleamber | Invisibleamber

Father's decision on wedding funding causes conflict with daughter.

nycjr | nycjr

Don't be a backhanded parent. NTA with kindness and clarity.

Selece26 | Selece26

NTA but $40k is a deposit on a house, not a party 🏠💰🚫🎉

squirrelfoot | squirrelfoot

Valuing someone based on income? YTA, support your daughter's dream 💍

gin_n_tonic_n_dog | gin_n_tonic_n_dog

Fairness in family finances debated 💰💸

teresajs | teresajs

Curious about income and lifestyle? Family dynamics at play.

Jay_Edgar | Jay_Edgar

Advice on setting a reasonable budget for a dream wedding 💍

Niceiseasier | Niceiseasier

Set expectations early to avoid wedding conflicts 💛

Haquers | Haquers