Sack off Christmas wedding? Yes 6% No 94%
One of my fiance’s cousins has invited us to their wedding this winter – and it’s two days before Christmas.
My fiance really thinks we should go but I know we can’t afford it. We’ve got a 6-monthold baby and we’re scraping every penny we have from his job as I’m not working at the moment.
His cousin was one of his best mates when he was growing up so I know why he wants to go but I think it’s a bad idea. I don’t want him to go alone as I need him at home with me and the baby – it’s our first Christmas as a family!
I don’t want to upset him, but shall I tell him I want to give it a miss?
Pick Me Up! Reader Lynne Dunn says, ‘I don’t think you’re being unreasonable if you’re worried you can’t afford it with only one wage coming in, and it being right before Christmas and with a baby. I would say to him if he wants to go alone then he should, as it would cut costs. It would of course be lovely if you could all go but if money really is an issue then you shouldn’t, as weddings are expensive.‘
Pick Me Up! Reader Natalie Bathie says, ‘You should definitely make the effort to attend. It’s not only his cousin but also a very close friend of his. Just think about how you would feel if people didn’t attend your family’s celebrations? You don’t have to spend very much money on attending the wedding at all and I’m sure the cousin would be thrilled that you’re all there.‘