"Do we pay for our grown son's wedding?"
My husband and I are retired, with two grown children. Our daughter got married 10 years ago, and we paid for most of that wedding — we’d been saving for it since she was born! Now our 36-year-old son is planning a wedding to his partner of many years. We’re delighted for them, but we don’t know what’s expected of us. We didn’t plan on paying for a second wedding, and we’re in no position to do so. And what’s the role of mother and father of the grooms in a gay wedding, anyway? Does Dad actually have to give our son away? My husband might find that a little embarrassing!
How wonderful for your son to be planning a wedding, and how considerate of you to be thinking about your involvement. The good news is that there are few set rules about gay weddings, so the grooms-to-be will likely be thinking outside the metaphoric box as they make their plans. Your only required role is to provide them with your love and support, which I am sure they will fully appreciate.
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