When groom's family pays
The bride's family has backed out of paying for most of the wedding - they are only paying about 1/5 of the wedding, saying that we and our son are reponsible for all other costs.
We are trying to stick to a budget so that we can continue to pay for our traditional groom's family expenses, i.e. rehearsal dinner, transportation and help with honeymoon. The bride has shot down many of our suggestions, as well as our son's. We are wondering how much say the bride and her family have in some of the wedding plans, i.e. china versus hard plastic, rent versus buy linen, $30 centerpieces versus $10, bargain shopping versus "must haves", etc. When is it okay for us to put our foot down?