Dear Crabby, Here Comes the Bride: Who Pays?

Dear Crabby, My daughter is getting married. She’s older, established in her career, and making good money. Since she’s our only daughter we’d like to help out by contributing financially. Are the parents of the bride still expected to foot the whole bill? Thanks! Monica Motb Dear Monica Motb, Boy, do I feel your pain on this one. I have one daughter and when she got married ten years ago I thought I would need to sell a kidney on the black market to pay for it! According to … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do you recommend a wedding planner?

Dear Crabby, We're getting married this year and are just getting started with planning our wedding. I heard that many people use wedding planners these days and wondered what your experience was with that. Do you think they are worth their expense? Sincerely, Hope Fully Dear Ms. Fully, Well, in my day the wedding planner was called the bride-to-be! Mrs. Crabby planned every part of our wedding, right down to the last detail. Having a Polish Catholic background, Mrs. Crabby had over … [Read more...]