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July 2011 Weddings

etiquette question

Don't mind the fact that I can't spell.  Anyway, on mother's day I am taking my mom out to brunch.  I told her if she wanted to invite her boyfriend, she was welcome to.  He accepted the invite.  The brunch is around $35/person.  Should I offer to pay for his meal as well?  I've never met him and I'd rather just pay for myself and my mom.  But, I don't want to commit a faux paus either or make him feel bad.  Really, it's not that much money.  So, my question is should I offer to pay for him?  

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  • hcorr34hcorr34 member
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    I would probably just pay for both of them.  Granted, my mom hasn't dated in a verrrrry long time (she's just single) and DH's mom has been with the same guy for about 2 years now, so I'm not in the same situation, but I think I would just offer to pay for everyone if I were in the same situation.  

    Would it be awkward to ask you mom about the situation ahead of time?  My mom seriously hasn't dated since I was in college 15 years ago, so I have no idea what that's like.

    And I apologize if that doesn't make sense...I'm kinda buzzed right now.  
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  • I'm hoping that this guy is good enough to try to impress you and offers to pay himself!!!
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  • In Response to Re: etiquette question:
    [QUOTE]I'm hoping that this guy is good enough to try to impress you and offers to pay himself!!!
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    lol Nickey.  According to my mom he's very generous, so I wouldn't be surprised.  But, I really don't want him to pay for either of us.  I think I'll just offer to pay for everyone and if he offers to pay for himself I'll let him.  lol.  

  • Bianca is Matt going too?
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  • I would pay for oth of them unless he offers.
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  • Nope, Matt's not coming.  Originally the plan was he was going to take his mom out on mother's day and I was taking mine out.  But then he couldn't get reservations b/c he waited so long so we're taking his mom and step dad out this morning.  So, technically he could come with us next weekend, but I only made the reservation for 3.  I think he'd rather stay here anyway as he likes to do yard work on the weekends.  

    Jessie, you're right.  That's what I was thinking originally it's like I kind of invited him too even though it was through my mom.  So, I'll probably insist on paying for him too.  
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