stepmom at wedding

I just attended my stepson's wedding two states away from home. We've never been very close in the six years that I've known him. I did contribute 1/3 of the money for the wedding gift. I, however, expected my husband to pay for the lodging and meals on this trip. My thought was that I wouldn't have made this trip if it hadn't been for HIS child's wedding. (When bouts and corsages were distributed, I didn't receive one and was told by my husband that it's not like I've been in the kids' lives since they were little.) Did I commit a major faux pas in not contributing? My husband feels that I did.

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Blended Family Weddings
by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear stepmom~

This seems to be a situation about family finances more than anything else. Blended families can be very challenging especially at functions that involve all sides of the family. You and your husband must discuss openly how you both feel about your positions in the family and what you expect from each other in these situations. There was no faux pas, just misunderstanding.

Ms Practical Etiquette

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