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Here’s How To Tackle The Tough “Money Talk” And Tell Your Child How Much You Can Really Contribute To Their Wedding

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Weddings are about having a joyful celebration just as much as they’re about careful planning and, sometimes, having tricky conversations.

One of the most delicate topics to navigate is the financial aspect, and as a parent, figuring out how to communicate the extent of your contribution to your child’s wedding can feel like walking on a tightrope.

You want to be supportive yet realistic about your own finances; you want to be generous yet mindful of your own boundaries.

So, here are some tips on how to approach this tough conversation with clarity, tact, and a sense of understanding.

Know Your Financial Limits

Before you even broach this topic with your child, it’s crucial that you have a clear understanding of your financial situation.

It can be helpful to sit down and reflect on what you can comfortably afford without jeopardizing your retirement plans, dipping into emergency savings, or falling behind on any bills.

Remember, it’s not just about the amount but also about setting a precedent for future financial responsibilities and decisions. For instance, if your child also plans to buy a home or have kids after tying the knot.

Set The Stage For The Talk

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