Divorced Parents: Financial Madness!
My parents have been divorced and remarried for over 22 years. Each sets of parents have gotten along but were never close. I was always close with each of them.
My dad is in a much better financial situation than my mom. He wants to through me a big wedding. He does not want to pay for any of my mom and stepdads guests (my step dads parents are also divorced and very dysfunctional-lots of drama). He will have around 60, my FIL will have 60 and we will have 60. My mom and stepdad can only afford 20. They are very mad and claiming I am "pricing them out" of the affair. How can I scale back? Should all other parties suffer because my mom cannot afford more guests?
My mom wants us to scale back but my dad is delighted to throw a special affair. I offered to pay for some extra guests (around 10) for my mom. My mom is very upset with me and basically ruining our great relationship over 20 of her friends.
What is the right move in this situation?