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Ask Kate: Who pays for a second marriage?

July 12, 2012

Kate Thompson has been offering heart-felt advice and sparklingly different wedding inspiration for ten years. She is married with two children, and often features in the national press. With her warm and caring nature and off-beat sense of humour, she'll answer every question with knowledgable insight and understanding to help and inspire or simply restore your peace of mind.


I’m getting married again and wondering if me and my fiance will be expected to pay for the whole thing or if it’s ok to ask my parents for help. Again!


If it’s a second marriage for you both, then bride and groom are usually expected to pick up the tab. You could always ask your parents how they feel about helping you out, they do just want you to be happy, though they’re likely to say no!

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