I need perspective...
Since we are having a destination wedding we decided to pay everyone's way. Flight, resort, rental car, food, etc. My FMIL came dress shopping with me and explained that she didn't want to fly... She wanted to take a week off of work and enjoy a nice drive down to FL. I said that sounds great and offered to pay for her rental car, and one that is hybrid to save on gas.
When I came home my fl said his mom called him and told him her plan. He thought it sounded good as well. However.... I guess she said to him something along the lines of "if you don't pay for my gas too then I'm not coming cause I can't afford it".
My fiance was pissed. The way I see it is It's much cheaper than a flight, who cares! But not him. He figures he's being taken advantage of and I do see where he's coming from. This happens a lot, not just with her but with a lot of family and friends. They find out how well off we are and all of a sudden we get a call after 2 years of talking to someone and they "need help with a credit card bill" or "need a cosigner".
I adore my FMIL but I think a line was crossed by threatening to not come without gas money. Fl feels she's being ungrateful. I convinced my fl to let it slide and just pay for the gas. We want her there!
Does anyone else deal with this sort of thing??