Should divorced parents split the cost of their daughters wedding?
My boyfriends daughter is getting married, she is planning a November 2015 wedding in the $15k range, the parents are divorced and have been for 15+ years. Her father is not wealthy by any means and is frugal when spending. He wants nothing more than to see his daughter happy. The question is that the mother of the bride and his daughter to some extent expect him to pay for the wedding entirely on his own. My thought is that in this day and age the bride and groom bear some of this responsibility and the balance be split between mother and father. Is this reasonable? What is appropriate expectations?