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Cherie Julianne Tan

Marketing at MoneyOwl

24 Dec 2019


How did you balance parents' wedding expectations to have your own budget wedding?

And also one scenario: Our parents might have some relatives that they would like to invite to your wedding but you might not have seen them more than 3/4 of the time growing up. How would you manage a situation like this?

p/s: Asking for a friend, seriously haha

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Talk to your parents tell them your expectations. Truthfully if you tell then people will know what you are looking at and then they will try to keep you in the middle.

Communication is always key for both parties to know their interest and this reaps mutual benefit

My wedding was just over so I can honestly say I livedby the mantra - some things are not worth fighting over. If it's something you can comprise on, just do it because at the end of the day, they're also proud and happy parents and they share your joy as well. If it's something you have very strong ideas about, sit down with your parents, talk about it and come to a compromise.

Yukee Ong

06 Dec 2019

Media Executive at 8I Holdings Limited

I always receive this question from the couple I met. I would always suggest to have a dual wedding celebration. One for family (Something very affordable and simple; require less effort) another one for self (Something more personalise, do it the way I want mentality when come to organising it) At the end of the day it's not how grand things are but how much it means to you.

Pang Zhe Liang

06 Dec 2019

Fee-Based Financial Advisory Manager at Financial Alliance Pte Ltd (IFA Firm)

Be firm.

Show them your cashflow statement and planning for the future, e.g. house, family planning. Let them understand whether it is financially feasible to increase the size to their expectation.

Here is a guide to help you: https://www.blog.pzl.sg/understanding-your-pers...

At the end of the day, I believe all parents love their child and will not wish to handicap them financially over face.

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It seems that this happens most of the time!

In my opinion especially for SG weddings, the wedding ...

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