Who pays for college graduation dinner

by Esterly
(Florida)

My grandaughter is graduating college out of state,we are traveling there to be with the family. She wants to g to a very expensive restaurant for her graduation dinner, should her parents pay for her grandparents or just split the bill

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Covering the Meal
by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Esterly,

In this situation, the parents and grandparents need to discuss the financial arrangements before the event. Rarely is it good manners to discuss who pays in front of the guest of honor, no matter who arranged the dinner or suggested the restaurant. If you feel it is too expensive for you, please say so. Nothing ruins a wonderful celebration like a graduation more than financial discussions at the table.

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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